Definitions for: Legislator


[n] someone who makes or enacts laws



Webster (1913) Definition: Leg"is*la`tor (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]`t[~e]r), n. [L.
legis lator, prop., a proposer of a law; lex, legis, law +
lator a proposer, bearer, fr. latus, used as p. p. of ferre
to bear: cf. F. l['e]gislateur. See Legal, and Tolerate.]
A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a
member of a legislative body.

The legislators in ancient and heroical times. --Bacon.

Many of the legislators themselves had taken an oath of
abjuration of his Majesty's person and family. --E.
Phillips.

See Also: backbencher, Benton, congressman, congresswoman, crossbencher, deputy, filibuster, filibusterer, floor leader, frontbencher, lawgiver, lawmaker, majority leader, Member of Parliament, minority leader, Old Bullion, Parliamentarian, party whip, politician, representative, senator, Thomas Hart Benton, whip

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