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1. a member of a Senate or senate
2. any legislator or statesman



(1)In ancient Rome, a member of the Senate and, from the end of the first century B.C., a representative of the privileged class. The title of senator was conferred for life; during the Empire, it could either be inherited or granted by the emperor.

(2) In prerevolutionary Russia and in contemporary bourgeois states, a member of the senate. Senators are usually chosen less democratically—through indirect or multitiered elections, on the basis of office held, or by appointment—than are deputies to the lower houses. As a rule, candidates for the senate must meet stricter requirements, for example, as to age, education, and residency. Senators have the same rights as deputies to the lower houses.

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