Part of speech: noun

A legislative body; council.

Part of speech: noun

The more stable branch of a congress or legislature.

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Usage examples "senate":

  1. If a man doesn't want to marry, the army, the navy, the Senate, the white wings, and the great White Father at Washington can't make him. - "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. The Senate submitted the Compromise to a Committee of Thirteen. - "Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Nathaniel W. Stephenson.
  3. 35. When, therefore, the Thirty were established, they immediately tried these men in the senate, but the people voted in the court before two thousand. - "The Orations of Lysias", Lysias.