A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.
The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.
In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.
In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.
The 50-member body that meets on the south side of the Capitol.
The deliberative governing body of the Roman Republic.
The upper house of the Texas Legislature, consisting of 31 members elected from districts of roughly equal population, one-half of whom are elected every two years for four-year terms.
Theoretically the governing body of the University, though power has shifted elsewhere. Composed of all living M.A. holders. However, occasionally contentious issues are referred to the Senate.
the upper house in Australia's bicameral parliament
A legislative body; usually the body in a bicameral legislature having the fewer number of members.
The Upper House of Federal Parliament. Twelve Senators are elected from each State and two from each Territory.
33 members who serve no more than two four year consecutive terms (total eight years). One half of the members face election every two years - the odd numbered districts in odd numbered years, and the even numbered districts in the even numbered years.
A body of about 300 men, the Senate made laws, directed state finances and managed foreign affairs. Roughly half of the Senate was elected by the Great Council while the remainder were members by virtue of their states offices.
a legislative body or group; a chamber in the bicameral legislature of a nation, state, or province
the smaller and more important of two councils in the government of some countries
The legislative body consisting of 30 members, called senators, each representing districts of approximately 114,000 Oregon citizens.
One of the two houses of federal parliament. It is often called the 'States' House' or house of review as these are two of the Senate's major functions. There are 76 Senators; 12 from each of the six states and 2 from the ACT and NT.
assembly possessing high legislative powers
the upper house of the United States Congress
a deliberative body A deliberative body (or deliberative assembly) is an organization which collectively makes decisions after debate and discussion
a deliberative body , often the upper body of a legislature
a deliberative body , often the upper chamber or house of a legislature
a popularly elected legislative body and is responsible for soliciting, deliberating upon and resolving the issues, needs and concerns of the Fairfield University undergraduate student body
Until 1926 the governing body of the University; it consists of all those holding the degree of Master of Arts or any other higher degree. It elects the Chancellor and the High Steward and membership confers senior status and certain privileges such as borrowing books from the University Library.
The University Senate of City University of Hong Kong.
The part of the Congress that has two senators from each state.
In New Jersey, one of the two houses that comprises the state Legislature. The Senate has 40 members - 1 elected from each legislative district - and is presided over by the President of the Senate.
The Upper House of Parliament, composed of 105 Senators. They examine and revise legislation, investigate national issues and represent regional, provincial and minority interests. The Senate also introduces its own bills, subject to certain constitutional limitations. Senate committees are frequently struck to examine specific social and economic issues in detail. See House of Commons
The upper house in Missouri's bicameral legislature.
One of the two legislative bodies that make up the bicameral (two-house) Michigan Legislature. The Senate consists of 38 members elected to four-year terms.
The Senate of the University is the governing body of the University.
The Upper House of the Canadian Parliament. It considers legislative proposals after they have been approved by the House of Commons. The Senate also initiates legislation, but any bills concerning taxation or the expenditure of public money must originate in the Commons. Session: One of the fundamental periods into which a Parliament is divided, usually consisting of a number of separate sittings. Sessions are begun by a Speech from the Throne and are ended by prorogation.
The upper house of the California legislature consisting of 40 members elected from districts apportioned on the basis of population, one-half of whom are elected or re-elected every two years for four-year terms.
the Senate is part of Congress. Senators propose and vote on legislation (laws). There are 100 members of the Senate (two Senators for each state). Senators are elected to a term of 6 years.
The upper house of the federal parliament of Canada. The federal parliament has a bicameral system consisting of an upper house called the Senate and a lower house, called the House of Commons. The Senate approves laws passed by the lower house (House of Commons) and may pass legislation that is not monetary in nature. The Senate consists of non-elected members who are appointed by the Prime Minister.
the Upper House of the Australian Parliament. In order to pass laws, legislation must be approved by both the House of Representatives (the Lower House) and the Senate.
the upper house of the U.S. Congress to which two members are elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term.
The "Upper House" of the Canadian Parliament. It usually consists of 105 Senators appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Senate possesses almost all of the same powers as the House of Commons.
one of the two houses of the Congress, created in Article I, Section 1 of the US Constitution. The Senate has 100 members, called Senators, who serve for 6-year terms. Every state has two Senators. Senators were originally elected by state legislatures, but the Seventeenth Amendment to the US Constitution, adopted in 1913, changed the system so that Senators would be elected by the people.
The Upper House of Federal Parliament. Currently 12 Senators are elected from each State and 2 from each Territory.
The upper house in the Australian commonwealth parliament. All legislation passed by the house of representatives must also be approved by the senate before they can become law. Each state has equal numbers representing them in the senate. Originally, the senate was known as 'the states' house' and its role was to represent the states in the legislature. However, our senate is modeled on the American upper house, not on the House of Lords, in Britain.
One of the two houses of the Washington State Legislature. Sometimes referred to as the "upper chamber." Each of the 49 legislative districts is represented by one Senator. Senators serve four-year terms; half the Senate is up for election every two years, so the terms are staggered.
The University's senior academic board.
One of the two chambers of the Maine Legislature. The Senate is required under the Constitution of Maine to consist of an odd number of members, from 31 to 35. Currently, it has 35 members who serve two-year terms.
The University body which regulates and superintends the education, welfare and discipline of students and the promotion of learning and research.
the upper House of the Federal Parliament of Australia. The Senate has 76 Senators, twelve from each of the six states and two each from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. The original senate was the Roman Senate.
The Senate of Fiji is the upper chamber of Parliament. It is the less powerful of the two chambers; it may not initiate legislation, but may amend or veto it. The Senate's powers over financial bills are more restricted: it may veto them in their entirety, but may not amend them.