Legislator definition

lĕjĭ-slātər
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One who drafts or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.
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A member of a legislative assembly; lawmaker.
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Someone who creates or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.
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Noun

Singular:
legislator
Plural:
legislators

Origin of legislator

  • French législateur from Old French from Latin lēgis lātor lēgis genitive of lēx law leg- in Indo-European roots lātor proposer, bearer (from lātus) (past participle of ferre to propose, bear telə- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lēgislātor.

    From Wiktionary