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lawgiver

[ law-giv-er ]
/ ˈlɔˌgɪv ər /
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noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lawgiver

lawgiving, 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 of lawgiver

lawgiving, noun, adjective
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