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senate

sen·ate

senate

 
 
pronunciation:
se niht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (cap.) the upper house of the legislature in the United States, Canada, and certain other countries.
definition 2: a council with the highest legislative functions.
definition 3: the place where such a body meets.
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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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