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lawgiver

[ law-giv-er ]

noun

  1. a person who promulgates a law or a code of laws.


lawgiver

/ ˈlɔːˌɡɪvə /

noun

  1. the giver of a code of laws
  2. Also calledlawmaker a maker of laws


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Derived Forms

  • ˈlawˌgiving, nounadjective
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Other Words From

  • lawgiving noun adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lawgiver1

1350–1400; Middle English lawe givere. See law 1, giver ( def )
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Example Sentences

The obedience thus inculcated was not merely made known by the glorious Lawgiver, but acknowledged as obligatory by men.

No lawgiver had ever been able to devise a perfect and immortal form of government.

He further adds, "This lawgiver must be more than man, that he may teach us things man cannot know by his own nature."

In the first place, his signal success as a lawgiver was due entirely to the dazzling splendors of his victories.

The lawgiver, or the political hero in the true sense of the word, stands at the zenith of the age.

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