Definition of legislator in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘We accept that Proposition C sets out correctly the approach adopted by the UK legislators.’
    • ‘The legislator must have intended to have the money paid back to the person who paid it.’
    • ‘Kable may nevertheless have had some impact on the enthusiasm of legislators.’
    • ‘The factions were also at odds over the granting of a percentage of House seats to women legislators.’
    • ‘One secret of American lawmaking is that legislators and legislatures need lobbyists.’
    • ‘The defense minister and legislators should delve further into her words before reacting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The individual lawmakers are untouchable for anything they do as legislators.’
    • ‘We were the first province to have female legislators and a female cabinet minister.’
    • ‘Our legislators play with political fire and vent anger boiling deep in their hearts.’
    • ‘The law which the court may then uphold and enforce is the very law which the legislator has enacted, not a different law.’
    • ‘However, he declined to explain why the legislators dropped the clause on marital rape.’
    • ‘The legislators were anxious to prevent a person from claiming unfair dismissal on retirement.’
    • ‘What has the right to vote for the president and the legislators brought for them?’
    • ‘If you weren't a state legislator or senator, you normally would have to wait a week to get a reservation.’
    • ‘George said many legislators and even some ministers are also of the same opinion.’
    • ‘The ruling legislators said the Cabinet might as well be disbanded since it is not operating as a team.’
    • ‘Does the rule that a legislator be present to vote make sense, or is it merely an anachronism?’
    • ‘That is why there are so many parliamentarians and State legislators with criminal backgrounds.’
    lawmaker, lawgiver, parliamentarian, politician, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman
    member of parliament, mp
    congressman, congresswoman, assemblyman, assemblywoman, senator
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Late 15th century: from Latin legis lator, literally proposer of a law, from lex law and lator proposer, mover (see also legislation).