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"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.
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the Senatenoun

uk   /ˈsen.ət/ 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
(Definition of the Senate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the Senatenoun [S]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
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)
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