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sen·ate

senate

 
 
pronunciation:
se niht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (capitalized) one of the two houses of the United States Congress, or a similar part of national government in other countries.
The United States Senate has two members from each state.
definition 2: a council with the power to make laws.
Most U.S. states have a senate as part of their government.
Word History
The English word senate comes from a Latin word that means "assembly of old men."
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The word senate contains the following part:
sen Latin root that means old
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