Definition of senate
What does the word senate mean?
part of speech: noun
State-council of the ancient-Roman republic& empire dividing (with fluctuations at various periods) legislative power with the popular assemblies, administrative power with the magistrates, & judicial power with the equites; council of ancient Athens& Sparta; upper or second chamber in some parliaments, e.g. those of France& United States; (rhet.) any legislature or its proceedings or members (the s., the pulpit, & the press); governing body of Cambridge Univ. & other institutions. [old French]