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来自拉丁语 senatus,古罗马元老会，来自 senex,老人，长者，词源同 senior.后借用该词指参 议院。
- senate:  The Roman senate was etymologically an assembly of ‘elders’. Latin senātus was a derivative of senex ‘old’, which has also given English senile, senior, sir, etc. English acquired the word via Old French senat. Senator  comes from the Latin derivative senātor.
=> senile, senior, sir
- senate (n.)
- c. 1200, "legal and administrative body of ancient Rome," from Old French senat or Latin senatus "highest council of the state in ancient Rome," literally "council of elders," from senex (genitive senis) "old man, old" (see senile). Attested from late 14c. in reference to governing bodies of free cities in Europe; of national governing bodies from 1550s; specific sense of upper house of U.S. legislature is recorded from 1775.
- 1. The Senate is expected to pass the bill shortly.
- 2. The new bill would remove student representation from the university Senate.
- 3. Senator Sam Nunn reigns supreme over the Senate Armed Services Committee.
- 4. He was appointed government leader in the senate, and minister without portfolio.
- 5. Some members of the House and Senate worked all day yesterday.
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