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 lawmaking (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 A few days earlier, congressional committees had begun looking into the matter, and both lawmakers and Trump were aware that a whistleblower had a complaint in motion. Washington Post, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Ukraine defense collides with facts," 30 Nov. 2019 The making of the annotated code is overseen by a state commission composed of the Speaker of the House, the Lieutenant Governor, eight lawmakers and five members of the State Bar. Bill Rankin, ajc, "Who owns the law in Georgia?," 29 Nov. 2019 Anti-government protesters in Iraq burned down an IranianConsulate Wednesday, as unrest continues to grow against Iraqi lawmakers and Tehran's growing influence in Iraqi affairs. Fox News, "Iraq protesters burn Iranian Consulate as deadly unrest continues," 28 Nov. 2019 Novartis has also been sharply admonished by regulators and lawmakers for being slow to reveal that falsified data were used to gain approval for the drug. The Economist, "Affair of the heart The reinvention of Novartis," 28 Nov. 2019 Collins, an outspoken conservative lawmaker and opponent of gun control, was found dead at her home in Pocahontas on June 4. John Moritz, Arkansas Online, "4th judge assigned in Arkansas ex-senator's death case," 28 Nov. 2019 Rather than voting for a national party or the prime minister, voters elect local lawmakers from the parties in their district, and the party with the most seats gets to form a government. Ciara Nugent/london, Time, "Inside the Fight to Turn the U.K.’s Brexit Election Into a Climate Election," 28 Nov. 2019 For a mother who would take on lawmakers and rally foster parents to hold Arizona's child-welfare system accountable, and build a community space for people who see children in state care as more than a number. Arizona Republic, "'What good am I?': Foster mom saw a system so broken she was ready to give up. Instead, she decided to fix it," 27 Nov. 2019 Hornish pushed legislation to protect animals as a lawmaker and actively advocates for them for the Humane Society now, including writing early last year in opposition to a bill about what should happen to dogs that bite and attack. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Pit bull who mauled elderly Connecticut woman ordered to be put down," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of lawmaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lawmaker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawmaker. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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Legal Definition of lawmaker

: one that makes laws especially : legislator

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lawmaking noun

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