legislator

noun leg·is·la·tor \ ˈle-jə-ˌslā-ˌtȯr , -ˌslā-tər also ˌle-jə-ˈslā-ˌtȯr \

Definition of legislator

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

legislatorial

play \ˌle-jə-slə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

legislatorship

play \ˈle-jə-ˌslā-tər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of legislator in a Sentence

  1. Write to your state legislator.

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

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Origin and Etymology 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

legislator Synonyms


LEGISLATOR Defined for English Language Learners

legislator

noun

Definition of legislator for English Language Learners

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


LEGISLATOR Defined for Kids

legislator

noun leg·is·la·tor \ ˈle-jə-ˌslā-ˌtȯr , -ˌslā-tər \

Definition of legislator for Students

:a person who makes laws and is a member of a legislature

Law Dictionary

legislator

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

legal Definition of legislator

:a person who makes laws especially for a political unit; especially :a member of a legislative body

legislatorial

play \ˌle-jəs-lə-ˈtōr-ē-əl\ adjective

legislatorship

noun

Origin and Etymology 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



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