Definition of legislator in English:



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

    • ‘The defense minister and legislators should delve further into her words before reacting.’
    • ‘That is why there are so many parliamentarians and State legislators with criminal backgrounds.’
    • ‘George said many legislators and even some ministers are also of the same opinion.’
    • ‘One secret of American lawmaking is that legislators and legislatures need lobbyists.’
    • ‘The ruling legislators said the Cabinet might as well be disbanded since it is not operating as a team.’
    • ‘Kable may nevertheless have had some impact on the enthusiasm of legislators.’
    • ‘Our legislators play with political fire and vent anger boiling deep in their hearts.’
    • ‘Julia's lawyer husband was also a Democrat and a state legislator and then a Danville mayor and a judge.’
    • ‘We accept that Proposition C sets out correctly the approach adopted by the UK legislators.’
    • ‘We were the first province to have female legislators and a female cabinet minister.’
    • ‘The law which the court may then uphold and enforce is the very law which the legislator has enacted, not a different law.’
    • ‘The legislator must have intended to have the money paid back to the person who paid it.’
    • ‘The factions were also at odds over the granting of a percentage of House seats to women legislators.’
    • ‘What has the right to vote for the president and the legislators brought for them?’
    • ‘The individual lawmakers are untouchable for anything they do as legislators.’
    • ‘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 legislators were anxious to prevent a person from claiming unfair dismissal on retirement.’
    • ‘Does the rule that a legislator be present to vote make sense, or is it merely an anachronism?’
    • ‘John Paul has in mind here legislators who are directly responsible for making law.’
    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).