[ lej-is-ley-ter ]
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  1. a person who gives or makes laws.

  2. a member of a legislative body.

Origin of legislator

1595–1605; <Latin phrase lēgis lātor a law's bringer (i.e., proposer), equivalent to lēgis (genitive of lēx law) + lātor bringer ((tus), suppletive past participle of ferre to bring + -tor-tor

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Other words from legislator

  • leg·is·la·tor·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for legislator


/ (ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə) /

  1. a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws

  2. a member of a legislature

Origin of legislator

C17: from Latin lēgis lātor, from lēx law + lātor from lātus, past participle of ferre to bring

Derived forms of legislator

  • legislatorship, noun
  • legislatress, fem n

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