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senatorial

[sen-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌsɛn əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a senator or senate:
senatorial oratory.
2.
consisting of senators.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin senātōri(us) (see senator, -tory1) + -al1
Related forms
senatorially, adverb
nonsenatorial, adjective
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Word Origin and History for senatorially

senatorial

adj.

1740, from French sénatorial or from Latin senatorius "pertaining to a senator" or formed in English from senator + -al (1). Earlier adjectives were senatory (1520s), senatorian (1610). Related: Senatorially.

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