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

1350–1400; Middle English lawe givere. See law1, giver
Related formslaw·giv·ing, noun, adjective
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Related Words for lawgiver

administrator, deputy, lawmaker, member, representative, senator, leader, parliamentarian, lawgiver

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Historical Examples of lawgiver

  • These and many other adaptations of a like sort the lawgiver sanctioned.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians


  • And they went likewise to see the figure of our Lawgiver in the Pope's mausoleum.

  • To believe in Zoroaster as lawgiver, and to hold his writings sacred.

    The Sympathy of Religions

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • He came to Athens in pursuit of knowledge while Solon was the lawgiver of that city.

  • I am fully confirmed, that it is the honour of our Lawgiver which I suffer for now.

British Dictionary definitions for lawgiver


  1. the giver of a code of laws
  2. Also called: lawmaker a maker of laws
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Derived Formslawgiving, noun, adjective
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