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date: 05 August 2020

senātūs consultum 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

was the advice of the senate to the magistrates, and was expressed in the form of a resolution or decree. In republican times it had no legal force, but in practice it was always obeyed and, except when vetoed, it acquired the force of law when implemented. During the empire ... ...

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