A person who makes laws; a member of a legislative body: statutes went unread by the legislators who passed them 24 incumbent legislators lost their seats
More example sentences
- The legislator must have intended to have the money paid back to the person who paid it.
- What has the right to vote for the president and the legislators brought for them?
- Does the rule that a legislator be present to vote make sense, or is it merely an anachronism?
late 15th century: from Latin legis lator, literally 'proposer of a law', from lex 'law' and lator 'proposer, mover' (see also legislation).