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  • n. Plural form of lawgiver.

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Examples

  • We are born with a divine element within us, and it is for the maturity of this personal gift that all great and good men, such as lawgivers, discoverers, philosophers, poets, artists and every truly noble friend of his race, have striven, in the education of children, by the various institutions designed to foster their individual taste.

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  • The entire culture is controlled by a group of 'lawgivers' known as "The Body" which is, in turn, controlled by the omniscient Landru.

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  • And the men who had made themselves chiefs were there, the lawgivers whose blood I bore, and whose blood I had wedded in Unga.

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  • But the monks of the earliest days had not counted on the human ability to generate a new cultural inheritance in a couple of generations if an old one is utterly destroyed, to generate it by virtue of lawgivers and prophets, geniuses or maniacs; through a Moses, or through a Hitler, or an ignorant but tyrannical grandfather, a cultural inheritance may be acquired between dusk and dawn, and many have been so acquired.

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  • The more complex and specific regulation gets, he said, the more lawgivers play into the hands of banks and their lawyers, who merely invent new products enabling them to get around the new regulations.

    BOE's King 'Baffled' by Logic of EU Capital Directive

  • Le Conseil du Sang, the Council of Blood, nightkind lawgivers.

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  • Realizing the danger of intermarriage, the Aryan lawgivers invented the caste system as a means of self-preservation.

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  • “For that reason [the Sufis] angered the lawgivers who wanted to, against the principles of the Holy Koran, use religion as a tool of repression.”

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  • This is exactly what happens every election season, except that instead of dragon-headed emperors and Titan lawgivers like the ones Campbell portrays, we have human beings such as Barack Obama, Mike Castle, and Adrian Fenty.

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  • Supreme Court where the very building itself is decorated with images of Moses and 18 other ancient lawgivers including, on the South Courtroom frieze, designed by sculptor Adolph Weinman: Hammurabi,Solomon, Confucius, Augustus, Charlemagne, Napoleon -- and Mohammed.

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