Definition of legislator in English:

legislator

Pronunciation /ˈlejəˌslādər/ /ˈlɛdʒəˌsleɪdər/

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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’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘We were the first province to have female legislators and a female cabinet minister.’
    • ‘George said many legislators and even some ministers are also of the same opinion.’
    • ‘Our legislators play with political fire and vent anger boiling deep in their hearts.’
    • ‘The ruling legislators said the Cabinet might as well be disbanded since it is not operating as a team.’
    • ‘However, he declined to explain why the legislators dropped the clause on marital rape.’
    • ‘The factions were also at odds over the granting of a percentage of House seats to women legislators.’
    • ‘Kable may nevertheless have had some impact on the enthusiasm of legislators.’
    • ‘One secret of American lawmaking is that legislators and legislatures need lobbyists.’
    • ‘If you weren't a state legislator or senator, you normally would have to wait a week to get a reservation.’
    • ‘The defense minister and legislators should delve further into her words before reacting.’
    • ‘The individual lawmakers are untouchable for anything they do as legislators.’
    • ‘The legislators were anxious to prevent a person from claiming unfair dismissal on retirement.’
    • ‘That is why there are so many parliamentarians and State legislators with criminal backgrounds.’
    • ‘The law which the court may then uphold and enforce is the very law which the legislator has enacted, not a different law.’
    • ‘We accept that Proposition C sets out correctly the approach adopted by the UK legislators.’
    • ‘Julia's lawyer husband was also a Democrat and a state legislator and then a Danville mayor and a judge.’
    • ‘John Paul has in mind here legislators who are directly responsible for making law.’
    lawmaker, lawgiver, parliamentarian, politician, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman
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Origin

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