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ALL meanings of senatorial courtesy

sen·a·to·ri·al cour·te·sy
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  • noun senatorial courtesy the practice in the U.S. Senate of confirming only those presidential appointees approved by both senators from the state of the appointee, or by the senior senator of the president's party. 1
  • noun senatorial courtesy a custom of the U.S. Senate whereby that body refuses to ratify a presidential nomination to an official position, as in a state, if the senators from that state or from the nominee's state do not approve 0
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