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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that creates or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who creates or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lawgiver; an individual who gives or makes laws; also, a member of a legislature or parliament, or other lawmaking body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes or enacts laws

Etymologies

French législateur, from Old French, from Latin lēgis lātor : lēgis, genitive of lēx, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots + lātor, proposer, bearer (from lātus, past participle of ferre, to propose, bear; see telə- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lēgislātor. (Wiktionary)

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