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.

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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United States Capitol - Interior
... one for each chamber of Congress the north wing is the Senate chamber and the south wing is the House of Representatives chamber ... are galleries where visitors can watch the Senate and House of Representatives ... 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 ...
38th Canadian Parliament - Party Standings
... Civil Service Legislative (Queen-in-Parliament) Parliament (Current—41st—Parliament) Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate ...
38th Canadian Parliament - Officeholders - Floor Leaders
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United States Capitol - Exterior - Flags
... 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 ... the flag, Doorkeepers access the roof of the Capitol from the Senate Sergeant at Arms' office ...
Politics Of Nigeria - Legislative Branch
... The Senate is presided upon by the President of the Senate ... (the federal capital, Abuja) OFFICE NAME TERM President of the Senate David Mark 2007–present Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal 2011–present ...

Famous quotes containing the word senate:

    It took six weeks of debate in the Senate to get the Arms Embargo Law repealed—and we face other delays during the present session because most of the Members of the Congress are thinking in terms of next Autumn’s election. However, that is one of the prices that we who live in democracies have to pay. It is, however, worth paying, if all of us can avoid the type of government under which the unfortunate population of Germany and Russia must exist.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.
    Daniel Webster (1782–1852)

    At first I intended to become a student of the Senate rules and I did learn much about them, but I soon found that the Senate had but one fixed rule, subject to exceptions of course, which was to the effect that the Senate would do anything it wanted to do whenever it wanted to do it.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)