legislator

[ lej-is-ley-ter ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tər /

noun

a person who gives or makes laws.
a member of a legislative body.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM legislator

leg·is·la·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for legislator

legislator
/ (ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə) /

noun

a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws
a member of a legislature

Derived forms of legislator

legislatorship, nounlegislatress, fem n

Word Origin for legislator

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