[ law-mey-ker ]
/ ˈlɔˌmeɪ kər /


a person who makes or enacts law; legislator.

Nearby words

  1. lawin,
  2. lawing,
  3. lawks,
  4. lawless,
  5. lawlessly,
  6. lawman,
  7. lawn,
  8. lawn bowling,
  9. lawn chair,
  10. lawn mower

Origin of lawmaker

First recorded in 1350–1400, lawmaker is from the Middle English word lawe maker. See law1, maker

Related formslaw·mak·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for lawmaker



also law-maker, late 15c., from law + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper