lawmaker

noun
law·​mak·​er | \ ˈlȯ-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce lawmaker (audio) \

Definition of lawmaker

: one who makes laws : legislator

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lawmaking \ ˈlȯ-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce lawmaker (audio) \ noun

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Examples of lawmaker in a Sentence

the state's lawmakers worked long into the night drafting a bill that would be acceptable to everyone
Recent Examples on the Web Alden also said Maryland businessman and former state lawmaker Stewart Bainum Jr. has expressed interest in one or more of the newspaper chain’s assets. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Hedge fund Alden looks to buy Baltimore Sun owner and go private in deal valuing newspaper chain at $520 million," 31 Dec. 2020 Republican gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker Kirk Cox is urging Virginia to use federal COVID-19 relief money to provide funding for private schooling and homeschooling of students. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Cox urges Virginia to use federal COVID-19 money for private, homeschool expenses," 31 Dec. 2020 The most famous member of the club is Stacey Abrams, the former state lawmaker and candidate for governor who founded a voter registration group called the New Georgia Project. New York Times, "Georgia Was a Big Win for Democrats. Black Women Did the Groundwork.," 3 Dec. 2020 In a separate court filing, a voting watchdog group led by a conservative former state lawmaker wanted a judge to block statewide certification of the election. Star Tribune, "EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court," 21 Nov. 2020 In a separate court filing this week, a voting watchdog group led by a conservative former state lawmaker wants a judge to block statewide certification of the election. Alanna Durkin Richer And Nomaan Merchant, chicagotribune.com, "Trump’s election legal challenges: Here’s where they stand," 19 Nov. 2020 With an aggressive, in-your-face performance, Biden belittled the conservative lawmaker who was decades younger than him. Anchorage Daily News, "The first presidential debate brings high stakes for Trump and Biden," 29 Sep. 2020 Conservative lawmaker Rehman Chishti quit Monday as the prime minister's special envoy on freedom of religion in protest over the bill. Danica Kirka, Fox News, "Brexit: Boris Johnson rails against EU in push for new bill as Miliband hits back," 14 Sep. 2020 Other criticisms of the GOP lawmaker included his condemnation of President Donald Trump — along with the president's voter fraud claims — and his congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden. NBC News, "Virginia GOP censures lawmaker who officiated gay wedding," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lawmaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lawmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawmaker. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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lawmaker

noun
How to pronounce lawmaker (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lawmaker

: someone who makes laws

lawmaker

noun
law·​mak·​er | \ ˈlȯ-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce lawmaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of lawmaker

: someone who takes part in writing and passing laws : legislator

Other Words from lawmaker

lawmaking \ -​ˌmā-​kiŋ \ adjective or noun Congress is the nation's lawmaking body.

lawmaker

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law·​mak·​er

Legal Definition of lawmaker

: one that makes laws especially : legislator

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lawmaking noun

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