• (British) IPA: /ˈsɛn.ə.tə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɛn.ə.tɚ/, /ˈsɛn.ə.ɾɚ/. In American English, as a title also /ˈsɛntər/.

senator (plural senators)

  1. A member, normally elected, in the house or chamber of a legislature called a senate. The legislatures of the United States and Canada have senators.
    • 2003, Olga Gardner Galvin, The Alphabet Challenge, Page 31
      It was disbanded when Derrick was only six, after that grouchy old ultra-Libertarian senator Timothy de Illy
  2. (historical) A position in government held in ancient Rome by experienced, elder officials as advisors or consultants for younger, less experienced functionaries.
  3. A member of the king's council.
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  • Russian: сена́тор



  1. The title for someone who is elected to be a senator.

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