Definition of nomothetes in English:

nomothetes

(also nomothetēs, nomothetês)

Pronunciation /ˌnɒməˈθiːtiːz/ /ˌnəʊməˈθiːtiːz/

noun

historical
  • In ancient Greece: a lawgiver; a legislator (now historical).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Lane (fl. 1600–1630). From ancient Greek νομοθέτης a lawgiver, (in plural) at Athens, a committee charged with the revision of the laws from νομο- + -θέτης (from θε-, stem of τιθέναι to put, place + -της, suffix forming agent nouns).