Etymology
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senator (n.)

c. 1200, senatour, "member of a council of citizens invested with a share of the government of a state," specifically in reference to ancient Rome, from Old French senator (Modern French sénateur), from Latin senator "member of the senate," from senex "old; old man" (from PIE root *sen- "old").

Elder (n.) would be the native equivalent. Old English might also express the idea by folcwita. As "member of a (modern) governing body" from late 14c.; specifically in U.S. use from 1788. Fem. form senatress attested from 1731. The Senators was the name of the professional baseball team in Washington, D.C., from 1891 to 1971.

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Definitions of senator

senator (n.)
a member of a senate;
From wordnet.princeton.edu