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senator

[ sen-uh-ter ]
/ ˈsɛn ə tər /
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noun

a member of a senate.
(initial capital letter) (in the U.S.) a title of respect accorded a person who is or has been a member of the Senate.

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Origin of senator

1175–1225; Middle English senatour<Anglo-French <Latin senātor, equivalent to sen(ātus) senate + -ātor-ator

OTHER WORDS FROM senator

sen·a·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for senator

senator
/ (ˈsɛnətə) /

noun

(often capital) a member of a Senate or senate
any legislator or statesman
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