a person who makes or enacts law; legislator.
- lawmaking, noun, adjective
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How to use lawmaker in a sentence
The public will hear more about what exactly happened, and lawmakers will also have time to take more nuanced positions.
In the District, lawmakers in September approved a package of sweeping road-safety measures to accelerate improvements to bike and pedestrian infrastructure, expand the city’s automated traffic enforcement program and boost traffic safety education.Traffic counts fell during the coronavirus pandemic, but road fatalities still increased | Luz Lazo | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
A second was to remind everyone of the lingering and lasting effects of the trauma on lawmakers, their staffs, law enforcement officers and Capitol support employees.All eyes on Republican senators after strong presentation by House managers | Dan Balz | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
His supporters, the managers said, were heeding his calls with their violent plans to stop the vote count and even harm lawmakers.House impeachment managers emphasize the danger to Pence and other top officials in harrowing retelling of Jan. 6 attack | Amy Gardner, Karoun Demirjian, Felicia Sonmez, Paul Kane | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Powell has repeatedly urged lawmakers to keep relief flowing, especially for the 10 million Americans whose jobs have not returned since the pandemic began.Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January | Rachel Siegel | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Yes, the future lawmaker built up a full-service Santa business with a sleigh pulled by real reindeer.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus | Ben Jacobs | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The brash, engaged, occasionally self-centered ex-lawmaker seemed to retreat inward and practically disappear.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last week, a Republican state lawmaker introduced a bill that would change the way the state awards its 16 electoral votes.
The celebrity lawmaker gets his first full term as a U.S. Senator.
Mitchell has close ties with Sen. Jerry Tillman, the lawmaker who sponsored the bill.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’ | ProPublica | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this respect they are, like those geological expositions, useful lessons and mementoes to the lawmaker.
As sovereignty is universal, everybody becomes lawmaker and regulator of his neighbors.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
In druidic times priest, teacher, and lawmaker were honored above brute force of arms.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Now, we can have no more conception of law outside of a lawmaker, than we can have of an agent without a principal or an agency.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs | Orange Jacobs
The power of her poetry is shown by the story of its effect on the rugged character of Solon, the lawmaker.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson