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One entry found for senate.
Main Entry: sen·ate
Pronunciation: primarystresssen-schwat
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English senat "lawmaking council of ancient Rome," from early French senat (same meaning), from Latin senatus, literally, "council of elders," from sen-, senex "old" --related to SENIOR
: an official law-making group or council: as a : the supreme council of the ancient Roman republic and empire b : the higher branch of a legislature of a nation, state, or province

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