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legislatrix

[lej-is-ley-triks] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪks/
noun, plural legislatrixes, legislatrices
[lej-is-ley-tri-seez, -luh-trahy-seez] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ trɪˌsiz, -ləˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who is a member of a legislature.
2.
a woman who makes or promulgates laws.
Also, legislatress
[lej-is-ley-tris, lej-is-ley-] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪs, ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of legislatrix
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; legisla(tor) + -trix
Usage note
See -ess, -trix.
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