This is what they call "consulting the Senate," and the judgment of the majority is a senatus consultum (decree of the Senate).
Piedmont had been incorporated as a French province by a senatus consultum in September.
But if the contrary, it was simply called “senatus consultum.”
Within three days a senatus consultum was ready recommending the desired change to another plebiscite.
It was thus on record as an auctoritas senatus, "resolution of the senate," not a senatus consultum.
On September 21st, 1802, appeared a senatus consultum ordering the incorporation of Piedmont in France.
Accordingly a senatus consultum of May 18th, 1804, formally decreed to him the title of Emperor of the French.
Had the Continent remained tranquil, it would already have been officially announced by a senatus consultum.
One of the tribunes, without actually vetoing the senatus consultum, demanded a night for consideration.
When a decree was made without any opinion being asked or given, it was called “senatus consultum per discessionem.”