(Semp"stress) n. A seamstress.
Two hundred sepstress were employed to make me shirts.Swift.
(Semp"stress*y) n. Seamstressy.
(Sem"ster) n. A seamster. [Obs.]
(||Se*mun"ci*a) n. [L., fr. semi half + uncia ounce.] (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin equivalent
to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.
(Sen) n. A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.
(Sen), adv., prep., & conj. [See Since.] Since. [Obs.]
(Sen"a*ry) a. [L. senarius, fr. seni six each, fr. sex six. See Six.] Of six; belonging to six; containing
six. Dr. H. More.
(Sen"ate) n. [OE. senat, F. sénat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See
1. An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions. Specifically: (a)
(Anc. Rom.) A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having
supreme legislative authority.
The senate was thus the medium through which all affairs of the whole government had to pass.Dr.
(b) The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United
States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons. (c) In general,
a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
2. The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London. [Eng.]
3. In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college,
to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students. [U. S.]
Senate chamber, a room where a senate meets when it transacts business. Senate house, a
house where a senate meets when it transacts business.
(Sen"a*tor) n. [OE. senatour, OF. senatour, F. sénateur, fr. L. senator.]
1. A member of a senate.
The duke and senators of Venice greet you.Shak.
In the United States, each State sends two senators for a term of six years to the national Congress.
2. (O.Eng.Law) A member of the king's council; a king's councilor. Burrill.
(Sen`a*to"ri*al) a. [F. sénatorial, or L. senatorius.]
1. Of or pertaining to a senator, or a senate; becoming to a senator, or a senate; as, senatorial duties;
2. Entitled to elect a senator, or by senators; as, the senatorial districts of a State. [U. S.]