Definitions of senate

  1.   An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
  2.   The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.
  3.   A council of state; in ancient Rome, the supreme council of state: Senate, in the United States, the upper house of Congress or of a state legislature; the upper house of the lawmaking body in various countries.
  4.   An assembly or council of senators; the upper house of legislature; any legislative or deliberative body; the governing body of Cambridge University.
  5.   A legislative or deliberative body, esp. the upper house of a national legislature: that branch of the American Congress chosen by the Legislatures of the States and whose members are elected for a term of six years: one of the two co- ordinate branches of the State Legislature or Assembly.
  6.   In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
  7.   assembly possessing high legislative powers
  8.   the upper house of the United States Congress
  9.   In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.
  10.   A legislative body; council.
  11.   The deliberative and legislative assembly of a state; in U. S. of Amer., the Upper House of the legislature; the governing body of a university; a superior governing body.
  12.   The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.
  13.   A legislative body; upper house of a legislature.
  14.   A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.
  15.   The more stable branch of a congress or legislature.

Quotes of senate

  1. Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose. – Barbara Boxer
  2. In the United States Senate we cannot do great things without reaching across the aisle and working together- and I look forward to the challenges ahead. – Richard Burr
  3. My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about. – Herman Cain
  4. Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority. – Robert Caro
  5. The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate we really don't. – Steve Chabot
  6. You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration. And absent one of them, you're not going to get a heck of a lot done. – John Chafee
  7. And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings. – Sibel Edmonds
  8. The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army. – Thomas Francis Meagher
  9. We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years. – Ken Mehlman
  10. In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time. – George J. Mitchell
  11. We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared. – Joshua A. Norton
  12. What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended. – Barack Obama
  13. Too many of my Senate colleagues overdid it. They stayed on too long- napping through committee hearings when they should have packed up and gone home. – Leverett Saltonstall
  14. For a long time in American history, people didn't even come up before the Senate They didn't come before the Judiciary Committee, and up until about 1923, something like that. – Fred Thompson
  15. To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing. – Christine Todd Whitman

Usage examples for senate

  1. “ I wished, they say, to save the senate – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  2. All at once the people remarked that the Senate was not walking before the Imperial chariot. ” – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  3. Madam, I am spy of no man, unless I am such at order of my chief, John Calhoun, of the United States Senate perhaps, if Madam pleases, soon of Mr. Tyler's cabinet. ” – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  4. Are the gentlemen who want to buy stock in the mine the same men who are in the Senate – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  5. “ I. Brown is again in the chair as president of the Senate – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  6. We have just heard that they have obtained leave of the Senate to hold a ball in the new school- rooms, and to break down the partition- wall between them for this purpose, which will prevent the school from being opened for another month. ” – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  7. Within the senate chamber of his mind he had debated and pondered and voted confidence in himself and in life. ” – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  8. 3. The senate thanked the consul because he had provided for this war. ” – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  9. When he was seated in the senate chamber, a man came to him and told him to take off his hat. ” – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  10. In the United States both president and senate have divided responsibilities. ” – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  11. His character for firmness was well established before be took his seat in the Senate but on the 9th of January, 1794, it was displayed with effect. ” – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  12. Accordingly the senators came together, and the emperor ascended his throne, looking so mournful that the whole Senate grieved for him, and feared lest death should speedily overtake him. ” – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  13. Speaking years later in the Senate John Randolph of Roanoke remarked that the Minute Men " were raised in a minute, armed in a minute, marched in a minute, fought in a minute, and vanquished in a minute." ” – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker
  14. The Senate of Rome had been in the day of Rome's freedom a great power. ” – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  15. All these men were connected together, and bound by one common interest, each one making the cause of the others his own; in fact, he would rather make enemies of the senate of Venice than be regarded by these men as a traitor- and, besides, he could no longer be useful to the prince if he lost the confidence of this class of people. ” – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  16. “ " These," replied Verus quickly, " in which I am not obliged to occupy myself in the senate or with the affairs of state. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. In the Senate the bill as reported from the House was hurried through without much debate. ” – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  18. Meanwhile, some officers of the Senate finding the front gates of the palace closed against them, proceeded to the garden entrance at the back of the building, to obtain admission to its owner. ” – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  19. While each nation was to retain its own council and its management of local affairs, the general control was to be lodged in a federal senate composed of representatives elected by each nation, holding office during good behavior, and acknowledged as ruling chiefs throughout the whole confederacy. ” – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  20. The Senate accepted this amendment and sent the bill to the House. ” – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson

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