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 State lawmaker and seed business owner Michael Howe, the party's unopposed endorsee, now has competition from Marvin Lepp, a Bismarck auto service adviser. ABC News, 13 June 2022 On another Channel One program, hosted by vocal pro-Kremlin presenter Vladimir Solovyov, Igor Markov—a former Ukrainian lawmaker and pundit known for backing the Russian government—accepted the possibility that Russia could lose the war. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 19 May 2022 Even so, Rossi continued to blame the city’s current circumstances on earlier administrations in West Haven and Michael DiMassa, the former state lawmaker and city employee who is at the center of the ongoing fraud investigation. Andrew Brown, Hartford Courant, 17 May 2022 On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed recent criticism from Rep. Kat Cammack, Florida Republican lawmaker, and other republicans who have publicly criticized President Joe Biden for providing baby formula to immigrant children. Vanessa Etienne,, 16 May 2022 Borders is a longtime lawmaker and a leader within the House Republicans. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 6 May 2022 So did Peltola, a former state lawmaker and subsistence fishing advocate from Bethel. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 6 May 2022 Chris Whitmire, a spokesperson for the South Carolina Elections Commission, told the Associated Press the Republican former lawmaker and his wife registered as voters in the state in March 2022. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, called on the Kansas House to censure Helmer, something that would take a formal complaint from another lawmaker and a two-thirds majority vote. CBS News, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lawmaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lawmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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

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



Legal Definition of lawmaker

: one that makes laws especially : legislator

Other Words from lawmaker

lawmaking noun

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