- 1 1.1 (tener efecto en) to affect la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar [formal] he is suffering from a serious lung disease la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o/or affected by the floods 1.2 (afligir) to affect [formal] lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly 1.3 [Derecho/Law] [bienes] to encumber
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.