Definition of “the Senate” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “the Senate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“senate” in American English

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senatenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsen·ət/

politics & government the group of politicians who have the most power to make laws in a government:

The US Senate has 100 members.
He served in the state senate.

politics & government In Canada, members of the Senate give advice about laws but do not make laws.

(Definition of “senate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“the Senate” in Business English

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the Senatenoun [ S ]


the name of the upper house (= more important of the two parts) of the parliaments of some countries, for example the US, Australia, and France:

The law will not be passed by the Senate.

(Definition of “the Senate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)