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English definition of “the Senate”

the Senate

noun uk   /ˈsen.ət/ us  

the Senate noun (POLITICS)

the more important of the two groups of politicians who make laws in some countries such as the US, Australia, and France: the French/Australian Senate The US Senate has 100 members. The law has no chance of being passed by the Senate.

the Senate noun (EDUCATION)

the group of people who control a college or university
(Definition of the Senate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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