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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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