Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A senate; also, a governing body in certain universities.

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Examples

  • Pertinax himself was so determined not to be accused of despotism that he emulated Augustus by styling himself princeps senatus and declining to accept for his wife, Flavia Titiana, the title of Augusta.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • On another occasion, the egregious Maximus Flatulus, who had just been appointed princeps senatus and was surrounded on the steps by sycophantic admirers, was advised by the soothsayer that a plague of locusts was coming to devour all the produce in his fields east of the city.

    [the soothsayer] and the greed of the senators

  • The congregation, perhaps instructed beforehand to act according to ancient ritual as the senatus populusque Romanus confirming a coronation, thrice cried out: “Hail to Charles the Augustus, crowned by God the great and peace-bringing Emperor of the Romans!”

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  • Roman emperors attained not this right by a senatus-consultum, duly founded upon a plebiscitum, it is very likely that they fully enjoyed it by the courtesy of the ladies.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Together, the Senate and People of Rome: senatus populusque Romanus, SPQR.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Herod got his senatus consultum, which officially confirmed him as King of the Jews.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • All I wish to keep is my dignitas, which entails my status as a consular, as your princeps senatus, and my personal rank as an honorary tribune of the plebs.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • However, pour la rarity du fait, I will lay out twelve ducats, for twelve bottles of the wine of 1665, by way of an eventual cordial, if you can obtain a senatus consultum for it.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • You depreciate their value to prevent any returns; for it is impossible that a wine which has counted so many Syndicks, that can only be delivered by a senatus consultum, and is the PANACEA

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Hoccine impun� fieri sinitis, � senatus populusque Hamburgensis?

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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