元老院

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

元老 (hiragana げんろう, romaji genrō, elder retainer) + (hiragana いん, romaji in, institution).

Noun[edit]

元老院 (hiragana げんろういん, romaji Genrōin, historical hiragana げんらうゐん)

  1. senate

Usage notes[edit]

Although this word is a translation for senate, it is usually used for ancient Roman senate and Japanese Genrōin, existed in the Meiji era. Modern senates in various countries are often referred to by the word 上院 (hiragana じょういん, romaji jōin, upper house).