Definition of senatorial courtesy in English:

senatorial courtesy

Syllabification: sen·a·tor·i·al cour·tes·y
Pronunciation: /ˌsenəˈtôrēəl ˈkərtəsē/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A custom whereby presidential appointments are confirmed only if there is no objection to them by the senators from the appointee’s state, especially from the senior senator of the president’s party from that state.

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