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legislator Line breaks: le¦gis|la¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdʒɪsleɪtə/

Definition of legislator in English:


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
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  • 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?
lawmaker, lawgiver, parliamentarian, politician, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman;
in the UKMember of Parliament, MP;


Late 15th century: from Latin legis lator, literally 'proposer of a law', from lex 'law' and lator 'proposer, mover' (see also legislation).

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