lawgiver

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noun law·giv·er \ˈlȯ-ˌgi-vər\

Definition of lawgiver

  1. 1 :  one who gives a code of laws to a people

  2. 2 :  legislator

Examples of lawgiver in a Sentence

  1. political activists strenuously lobbied the state's lawgivers to expand the scope of the civil rights legislation

First Known Use of lawgiver

14th century



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