senatorial

[ sen-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr- ]
/ ˌsɛn əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a senator or senate: senatorial oratory.
consisting of senators.

Nearby words

  1. senarmontite,
  2. senary,
  3. senate,
  4. senate, united states,
  5. senator,
  6. senatorial courtesy,
  7. senatorial district,
  8. senatus consultum,
  9. send,
  10. send away

Origin of senatorial

1730–40; < Latin senātōri(us) (see senator, -tory1) + -al1

Related formssen·a·to·ri·al·ly, adverbnon·sen·a·to·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for senatorial

senatorial

/ (ˌsɛnəˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, befitting, or characteristic of a senator
composed of senators
mainly US electing or entitled to representation by a senatorsenatorial districts
Derived Formssenatorially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for senatorial

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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