A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature or parliament. There have been many such bodies in history, since senate means the assembly of the eldest and wiser members of the society and ruling class.
Many countries currently have an assembly named a senate, composed of senators who may be elected, appointed, have inherited the title, or gained membership by other methods, depending on the country. Modern senates typically serve to provide a chamber of "sober second thought" to consider legislation passed by a lower house, whose members are usually elected.
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... The other two flagpoles are above the North (Senate) and South (House of Representatives) wings of the building, and fly only when the chamber below is in session ... The flag above the United States Senate is raised and lowered by Senate Doorkeepers ... To raise the flag, Doorkeepers access the roof of the Capitol from the Senate Sergeant at Arms' office ...
Famous quotes containing the word senate:
“As the House is designed to provide a reflection of the mood of the moment, the Senate is meant to reflect the continuity of the pastto preserve the delicate balance of justice between the majoritys whims and the minoritys rights.”
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (19081973)
“Like Cato, give his little Senate laws,
And sit attentive to his own applause.”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)
“We have been here over forty years, a longer period than the children of Israel wandered through the wilderness, coming to this Capitol pleading for this recognition of the principle that the Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Mr. Chairman, we ask that you report our resolution favorably if you can but unfavorably if you must; that you report one way or the other, so that the Senate may have the chance to consider it.”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)