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legislatrix

[lej-is-ley-triks]
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noun, plural leg·is·la·trix·es, leg·is·la·tri·ces [lej-is-ley-tri-seez, -luh-trahy-seez] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ trɪˌsiz, -ləˈtraɪ siz/.
  1. a woman who is a member of a legislature.
  2. a woman who makes or promulgates laws.
Also leg·is·la·tress [lej-is-ley-tris, lej-is-ley-] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪs, ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ-/.

Origin of legislatrix

First recorded in 1670–80; legisla(tor) + -trix

Usage note

See -ess, -trix.
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Examples from the Web for legislatrix

Historical Examples

  • I supposed woman the legislatrix—what reason have we to say she would enact a wrong?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843

    Various


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