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

  • n. A wise lawgiver.
  • n. A legislator.

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  • n. A wise legislator or lawgiver.
  • n. Any legislator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 b. c.; hence, a legislator; a publicist; -- often used ironically.

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

  • n. a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Etymologies

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

After Solon.

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From Ancient Greek Σόλων (Solon), Athenian statesman.

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