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senator

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnətə
 
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Definition of senator in English:

noun

1A member of a senate, in particular a member of the US Senate: [as title]: Senator Vandenburg
More example sentences
  • By contrast, the legitimacy of Congressmen, senators, and the president lies solely in their election.
  • The class systems from highest to lowest were the senators, councilmen and their families.
  • Both Republican and Democratic senators said they would raise the issue.
2 Scots Law A Lord of Session.
Example sentences
  • After becoming a judge (Senator of the College of Justice and Lord of Session) in 1970, he succeeded Lord Clyde as Lord Justice General.
  • He was an advocate, and became a Senator of the College of Justice and a Lord of Justiciary, taking the title of Lord Pitmeddon, in 1677.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a member of the ancient Roman senate): from Old French senateur, from Latin senator (see senate).

Derivatives

senatorial

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Delegation was essential in so unwieldy an entity, and, like his predecessors, Augustus appointed senatorial legates and equestrian prefects to serve his imperium.
  • Foreign policy was a senatorial matter and not subject, with some famous exceptions, to popular control.
  • But much of the inner unrest of the fifth century was also due to the attempts by senatorial aristocrats to expand their power.

senatorship

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The senatorship came from the Region, so only the senators from my chapter showed up.
  • When planning to present a Senatorship, allow sufficient time to get the forms submitted and approved.

Words that rhyme with senator

primogenitor, progenitor

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