lawgiver

[ law-giv-er ]
/ ˈlɔˌgɪv ər /

noun

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

Origin of lawgiver

1350–1400; Middle English lawe givere. See law1, giver

Related forms

law·giv·ing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lawgiver

lawgiver

/ (ˈlɔːˌɡɪvə) /

noun

the giver of a code of laws
Also called: lawmaker a maker of laws

Derived Forms

lawgiving, noun, adjective
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