legislatress

noun
leg·​is·​la·​tress | \ ¦lejə̇¦slā‧trə̇s \
variants: or less commonly legislatrix \ -​ā‧triks \
plural legislatresses\ -​rə̇sə̇z \ also legislatrixes\ -​ksə̇z \ or legislatrices\ ˌ⸗⸗ˈslā‧trəˌsēz , -​slə‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of legislatress

old-fashioned
: a woman who makes laws : a female member of a legislative body

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History and Etymology for legislatress

legislatress from legislator + -ess; legislatrix from legislator, after such pairs as English executor : executrix

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“Legislatress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legislatress. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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