Princeps senatus

The princeps senatus (plural principes senatus) was the first member by precedence of the Roman Senate.[1] Although officially out of the cursus honorum and possessing no imperium, this office conferred prestige on the senator holding it.

  1. ^ Roberts, John (2007). "Princeps senatus". Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World. Oxford Reference. p. 858. doi:10.1093/acref/9780192801463.001.0001. ISBN 9780192801463.