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- n. a female legislator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who makes laws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who makes laws; a female legislator.
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Agnus castus, so called from the down on its surface resembling that upon the skin of a lamb, and from its supposed anti-aphrodisiacal qualities, was in great repute among the Athenians, whose women, during the celebration of the Thesmophoria, or feasts and sacrifices in honour of Ceres or Thesmophoria, the legislatress, abstained for some days from all the pleasures of love, separating themselves entirely for that time from the men.
Scarce the Alecto of the North, the legislatress and the usurper of