Romulan Senate

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The Romulan Senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature or Parliament. There have been many such bodies in history, the first of which was the Roman Senate.

The word senatorial is derived from the Latin word senātus (senate), which comes from senex, "old man". The members or legislators of a senate are called senators. The Latin word senator was adopted into English with no change in spelling. Its meaning is derived from a very ancient form of simple social organization in which decision-making powers are reserved for the eldest men. For the same reason, the word senate is correctly used when referring to any powerful authority characteristically composed by the eldest members of a community, as a deliberative body of a faculty in an institution of higher learning is often called a senate. The original senate was the Roman Senate, which lasted until 580. In the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Senate continued until the Fourth Crusade.

Senate membership are determined either through elections or appointments. In the Romulan Empire, the senate often serves a balancing effect by giving a larger share of power to regions or groups which would otherwise be overwhelmed under strictly popular apportionment.

The Romulan Senate is the main governing body of the Romulan Star Empire, seated in the Senate chamber located in the capital city on the planet Romulus. The Senate is headed by the Praetor, followed by the Proconsul, the Vice-proconsul, and finally the Senators.


Romulan Logo-Old.jpg Database of the Romulan Star Empire Romulan Logo-New.jpg
Known Planets: Romulus | Remus
Sub-Races: Romulan | Reman | Watraii
Important Topics: Tal Shiar | Treaty of Algeron | Romulan Neutral Zone | Romulan Starships | Romulan Rank
Other: Senate Building | Romulan Senate | Continuing Committee