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senatorial

[sen-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌsɛn əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a senator or senate:
senatorial oratory.
2.
consisting of senators.
Origin of senatorial
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin senātōri(us) (see senator, -tory1) + -al1
Related forms
senatorially, adverb
nonsenatorial, adjective
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  • A gentleman from Alabama who walked in a presidential, but ran in a senatorial, race.

  • When the senatorial party had landed, Steve had been one of the committee of entertainment.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • It was not only their senatorial utterances that had weight: their least gesture had it also.

    Treatises on Friendship and Old Age Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • And Juggins went out of that senatorial mansion a sadder and a wiser man.

    Atchoo!

    George Niblo
  • Wait, however, until the senatorial committee has made its report.

    Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis
British Dictionary definitions for senatorial

senatorial

/ˌsɛnəˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, befitting, or characteristic of a senator
2.
composed of senators
3.
(mainly US) electing or entitled to representation by a senator: senatorial districts
Derived Forms
senatorially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for senatorial
adj.

1740, from French sénatorial or from Latin senatorius "pertaining to a senator" or formed in English from senator + -al (1). Earlier adjectives were senatory (1520s), senatorian (1610). Related: Senatorially.

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