- a person who promulgates a law or a code of laws.
Origin of lawgiver
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Examples from the Web for lawgiver
These and many other adaptations of a like sort the lawgiver sanctioned.
And they went likewise to see the figure of our Lawgiver in the Pope's mausoleum.Dreamers of the Ghetto
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.The Fables of Phdrus
I am fully confirmed, that it is the honour of our Lawgiver which I suffer for now.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
- the giver of a code of laws
- Also called: lawmaker a maker of laws
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