- 1.1 (de relaciones) breaking-off; (de un contrato) breach, breaking el incidente provocó la ruptura de las relaciones diplomáticas the incident led to a break in o/or to the breaking-off of diplomatic relations, the incident led to diplomatic relations being broken off esa fue la causa de la ruptura de las negociaciones that was what caused the negotiations to be broken off una ruptura entre ambas empresas a break o/or [formal] rupture between the two companies la ruptura del contrato traería consecuencias muy graves breaking the contract would have very serious consequences su ruptura con Ernesto her breakup with Ernesto tras la ruptura de su matrimonio after the breakup of his marriage esta ruptura con el pasado this break with the past 1.2 [Deporte/Sport] (en tenis) service break, break of serve
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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.