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Senate

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.

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Politics Of Nigeria - Legislative Branch
... The Senate is presided upon by the President of the Senate ... constituency (the federal capital, Abuja) OFFICE NAME TERM President of the Senate David Mark 2007–present Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri ...
United States Capitol - Exterior - Flags
... 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 ...
38th Canadian Parliament - Party Standings
... Legislative (Queen-in-Parliament) Parliament (Current—41st—Parliament) Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Canadian Senate ...
United States Capitol - Interior
... chamber of Congress the north wing is the Senate chamber and the south wing is the House of Representatives chamber ... these chambers are galleries where visitors can watch the Senate and House of Representatives ... rooms in the Capitol are designated as either S (for Senate) or H (for House), depending on whether they are north (Senate) or south (House) of the Rotunda ...

More definitions of "senate":

  • (noun): Assembly possessing high legislative powers.

Famous quotes containing the word senate:

    Like Cato, give his little Senate laws,
    And sit attentive to his own applause.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    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 past—to preserve the delicate balance of justice between the majority’s whims and the minority’s rights.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    I think the Senate ought to realize that I have to have about me those in whom I have confidence; and unless they find a real blemish on a man, I do not think they ought to make partisan politics out of appointments to the Cabinet.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)