a person who gives or makes laws.
a member of a legislative body.
- leg·is·la·tor·ship, noun
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How to use legislator in a sentence
In Ohio, Josh Mandel announced his candidacy to replace Rob Portman, the temperate conservative and meticulous legislator who is retiring in 2022.Will Senate Republicans allow their louts to rule the party? | George Will | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
FOP President Clyde Boatwright said his members are telling legislators to not let “the things that are happening nationally affect our policy.”The first state to pass a law protecting police accused of misconduct may also be the first to repeal it. | Ovetta Wiggins | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Voters in Louisiana, Maryland and South Dakota approved sports-betting ballot measures in November, while legislators in Virginia and Washington state enacted bills earlier last year.Sports gambling could be the pandemic’s biggest winner | Jonathan D. Cohen | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Ellsberg contacted multiple legislators, but none would play ball.
While the antitrust case against Alcoa was initially dismissed, the government won its appeal in 1945, providing legislators with the power to bust the trust.Breaking up Big Tech can’t save American democracy by itself | Jordan Howell | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
“Having been a legislator and a mayor, I particularly enjoy being a chief executive,” he said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such a man as Patrick Henry accepted office as a mere state legislator.
He also supported restrictive measures on abortion as a state legislator in Massachusetts.The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly | Eleanor Clift | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So far, there is no evidence that Benton dealt directly with the disgraced legislator.
Helena Wong, a legislator from the Democratic Party, joked on Facebook that the PLA had already “Occupied Central.”
The chief ambition of the great conqueror and legislator was to be a good boatswain and a good ship's carpenter.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Several of the learned even assert that he was the same legislator whom the Greeks called Zoroaster.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It came three o'clock of the afternoon before nominations for the high office of legislator were the order of proceeding.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Thus far we have viewed Calvin in the light of a reformer and legislator, but his influence as a theologian is more remarkable.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
"Oh, yes," said Mr. Wharton, who felt himself quite unable to follow with any interest the aspirations of the young legislator.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for legislator
a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws
a member of a legislature
- legislatorship, noun
- legislatress, fem n
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