Translation of senate in Spanish:

senate

Pronunciation: /ˈsenət/

n

  • 1.1 [Govt] the Senate el senado or Senado
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    • The bicameral parliament is comprised of a senate and national assembly.
    • We also have a new parliament, a national assembly and a senate appointed by the different factions.
    • Governors, often elected by the legislatures for one-year terms, were denied the veto, and senates (the new upper houses) were not allowed to amend money bills.
    1.2 (of university) rectorado (m), junta (f) de gobierno (Méx) (junta integrada por el rector y algunos profesores)
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    • The faculty senate at Virginia State University was abolished in 2001.
    • Six days after his arrest, and following consultation with members of his department and of the faculty senate, the university president acted to dismiss him.
    • Resolutions from the university senate and several protests, including a hunger strike by seventeen students, have sought to focus public attention on the disparity in benefits.

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