American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that creates or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body.
- n. someone who makes or enacts laws
- From Latin lēgislātor. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Making a significant campaign contribution to a legislator is also conspiring to commit fraud.”
“What matters to the legislator is the possibility of detaching the altar from the rear wall, not the celebration versus populum.”
“I spoke with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel today, and he said to me, look, don't expect the president to become what he called legislator in chief, but folks at the White House do point out that he's on the phone constantly with legislators.”
“After reading his statement below, you'll be forgiven for thinking the first-term legislator is trying to have it both ways.”
“Each individual Republican legislator is primarily interested in getting reelected and securing as much power and influence as possible.”
““Each individual Republican legislator is primarily interested in getting reelected and securing as much power and influence as possible.””
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“We have reservations against Maliki, and we want to come to a compromise candidate to form a strong government of national partnership, not a weak one," said Ali Shabbar, a leading Shiite legislator from the Shiite Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.”
“Congressional rules say that requiring employees to do so could "insulate a legislator from the personal and economic interests that his or her constituency, or society in general, has in governmental decisions and policy.”
“The women in legislator and senior official positions has actually been going down but that's being counter balanced by the professional and technical worker positions that have been going up.”
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