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the Senatenoun

uk   us   /ˈsen.ət/

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.
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the Senate noun (EDUCATION)

the group of people who control a college or university
Translations of “the Senate”
in Korean 의회, 상원…
in Arabic مَجْلِس الشُيوخ…
in Portuguese senado…
in Catalan el Senat…
in Japanese (政府の)議会, (議会の)上院…
in Italian il Senato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治, (美國、澳大利亞、法國等國的)參議院…
in Russian сенат…
in Turkish Senato…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治, (美国、澳大利亚、法国等国的)参议院…
in Polish senat…
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