Definition of legislator in English:



  • A person who makes laws; a member of a legislative body.

    • ‘If you weren't a state legislator or senator, you normally would have to wait a week to get a reservation.’
    • ‘However, he declined to explain why the legislators dropped the clause on marital rape.’
    • ‘The law which the court may then uphold and enforce is the very law which the legislator has enacted, not a different law.’
    • ‘George said many legislators and even some ministers are also of the same opinion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The individual lawmakers are untouchable for anything they do as legislators.’
    • ‘The factions were also at odds over the granting of a percentage of House seats to women legislators.’
    • ‘The legislator must have intended to have the money paid back to the person who paid it.’
    • ‘We were the first province to have female legislators and a female cabinet minister.’
    • ‘Julia's lawyer husband was also a Democrat and a state legislator and then a Danville mayor and a judge.’
    • ‘The legislators were anxious to prevent a person from claiming unfair dismissal on retirement.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The ruling legislators said the Cabinet might as well be disbanded since it is not operating as a team.’
    • ‘Our legislators play with political fire and vent anger boiling deep in their hearts.’
    • ‘Kable may nevertheless have had some impact on the enthusiasm of legislators.’
    • ‘John Paul has in mind here legislators who are directly responsible for making law.’
    • ‘We accept that Proposition C sets out correctly the approach adopted by the UK legislators.’
    • ‘What has the right to vote for the president and the legislators brought for them?’
    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).