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|part of speech:
||(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.
||a council with the power to make laws.
Most U.S. states have a senate as part of their government.
||assembly, congress, government, house
The English word senate
comes from a Latin word that means "assembly of old men."