Origin of senate
Examples from the Web for senate
This is going to be the Game of Thrones of U.S. Senate races.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
AIDS insanity: When running for the US Senate in 1992, Huckabee called for a quarantine of people who had AIDS.
It was a Senate floor soap opera over none other than a soap-opera producer.
Still, for all of this, South Carolina is now represented in the U.S. Senate by Tim Scott, a Republican and an African-American.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile Mr. Krone, with an imprecation, declares he has power to elect his candidate to the Senate.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
The main question, the institution of a Senate, was not seriously debated.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Over those, I suppose, whom the Roman senate or people had assigned to you as your enemies.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
In the Senate it met with many vicissitudes which need not be recounted, as it eventually failed to pass.
The Senate, however, passed a decree that the army should name the new emperor.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for senate (1 of 2)
Word Origin for senate
British Dictionary definitions for senate (2 of 2)
noun (sometimes not capital)
Word Origin and History for senate
c.1200, "legal and administrative body of ancient Rome," from Old French senat or Latin senatus "highest council of the state in ancient Rome," literally "council of elders," from senex (genitive senis) "old man, old" (see senile). Attested from late 14c. in reference to governing bodies of free cities in Europe; of national governing bodies from 1550s; specific sense of upper house of U.S. legislature is recorded from 1775.