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legislator

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noun leg·is·la·tor \ˈle-jəs-ˌlā-ˌtȯr, -ˌlā-tər also ˌle-jəs-ˈlā-ˌtȯr\

Simple Definition of legislator

  • : a person who makes laws : a member of a legislature

Full Definition of legislator

  1. :  one that makes laws especially for a political unit; especially :  a member of a legislative body

leg·is·la·to·ri·al play \ˌle-jəs-lə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
leg·is·la·tor·ship play \ˈle-jəs-ˌlā-tər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of legislator

  1. Write to your state legislator.

  2. <the legislators met in an all-night session to hammer out the details of the bill>



Origin of legislator

Latin legis lator, literally, proposer of a law, from legis (genitive of lex law) + lator proposer, from ferre (past participle latus) to carry, propose — more at tolerate, bear


First Known Use: 1603



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