senatus consultum

[ se-nah-toos kawn-sool-toom; English suh-ney-tuhs kuhn-suhl-tuhm ]

noun,plural se·na·tus con·sul·ta [se-nah-toos kawn-sool-tah; English suh-ney-tuhs kuhn-suhl-tuh]. /sɛˈnɑ tus kɔnˈsʊl tɑ; English səˈneɪ təs kənˈsʌl tə/. Latin.
  1. a decree of the senate of ancient Rome.

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How to use senatus consultum in a sentence

  • Within three days a senatus consultum was ready recommending the desired change to another plebiscite.

  • This is what they call "consulting the Senate," and the judgment of the majority is a senatus consultum (decree of the Senate).

  • Chevalier, you walk up to the table, you pick up the documents one by one, and you say: 'Senatus-Consultum.

    A Mummer's Tale | Anatole France
  • Piedmont had been incorporated as a French province by a senatus consultum in September.

    Talleyrand | Joseph McCabe
  • On September 21st, 1802, appeared a senatus consultum ordering the incorporation of Piedmont in France.

British Dictionary definitions for senatus consultum

senatus consultum

/ Latin (səˈnɑːtəs kənˈsʊltəm) /

nounplural senatus consulta (kənˈsʊltə)
  1. a decree of the Senate of ancient Rome, taking the form of advice to a magistrate

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