Definition of legislator in English:

legislator

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

  • 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?
    Synonyms
    lawmaker, lawgiver, parliamentarian, politician, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman; in the UK Member of Parliament, MP; in the US congressman, congresswoman, assemblyman, assemblywoman, senator

Origin

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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