|1.||the upper chamber of the legislatures of the US, Canada, Australia, and many other countries|
|2.||the legislative council of ancient Rome. Originally the council of the kings, the Senate became the highest legislative, judicial, and religious authority in republican Rome|
|3.||the ruling body of certain free cities in medieval and modern Europe|
(Acts 5:21), the "elders of Israel" who formed a component part of the Sanhedrin.