The definition of a senator is a member of a senate, which is a group of people with power in the government.
An example of a former U.S. senator is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
a member of a senate
Origin of senatorMiddle English senatour from Old French senateur from Classical Latin senator
A member of a senate.
- A member, normally elected, in the house or chamber of a legislature called a senate. The legislatures of the United States and Canada have senators.
- (historical) A position in government held in ancient Rome by experienced, elder officials as advisors or consultants for younger, less experienced functionaries.
- A member of the king's council.
From Latin senÄtor, ultimately from senex (“old").