the Senate Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"the Senate" in British English

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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
(Definition of the Senate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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)
Translations of “the Senate”
in Arabic مَجْلِس الشُيوخ…
in Korean 의회, 상원…
in Portuguese senado…
in Catalan el Senat…
in Japanese (政府の)議会, (議会の)上院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治, (美国、澳大利亚、法国等国的)参议院…
in Turkish Senato…
in Russian сенат…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治, (美國、澳大利亞、法國等國的)參議院…
in Italian il Senato…
in Polish senat…
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