senate

USAGE NOTE
This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 1b).
senate(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (politics)
a. el senado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
One of the country's most important steps toward democracy was the formation of a senate.Uno de los pasos importantes hacia la democracia en el país fue la formación de un senado.
b. el Senado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of certain countries)
Each state is entitled to representation by two senators in the United States Senate.Cada estado tiene derecho a la representación de dos senadores en el Senado de los Estados Unidos.
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senate
[ˈsenɪt]
noun
también:
  • the senate el Senado
SENATE Es la cámara alta del Congreso estadounidense. Junto con la Cámara de Representantes forma el brazo legislativo del gobierno federal. El Senate está compuesto por 100 senadores, dos por cada estado independientemente de su población, que son elegidos por un periodo de seis años. En lugar de convocar elecciones para toda la cámara a la vez, éstas se convocan cada dos años para un tercio de la cámara exclusivamente.
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senate [ˈsenɪt]
noun
1 (Pol) senado (m)
the Senate (US) el Senado
note See culture box in entry cabinet.note See culture box in entry congress.
2 (Univ) consejo (m) universitario
By the time I was Vice-Chancellor, Senate had become a much larger and a much more democratic body
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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