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legislatrix

[ lej-is-ley-triks ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪks /
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noun, plural leg·is·la·trix·es, leg·is·la·tri·ces [lej-is-ley-tri-seez, -luh-trahy-seez]. /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ trɪˌsiz, -ləˈtraɪ siz/.

a woman who is a member of a legislature.
a woman who makes or promulgates laws.

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Also leg·is·la·tress [lej-is-ley-tris, lej-is-ley-]. /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪs, ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ-/.

Origin of legislatrix

First recorded in 1670–80; legisla(tor) + -trix

usage note for legislatrix

See -ess, -trix.
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