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A legislator.

law′mak′ing n.


someone, often a politician, who writes and enacts laws


(ˈlɔˌmeɪ kər)

a person who makes or enacts law; legislator.
law′mak`ing, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawmaker - a maker of lawslawmaker - a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
promulgator - (law) one who promulgates laws (announces a law as a way of putting it into execution)


[ˈlɔːˌmeɪkəʳ] N (US) → legislador(a) m/f


[ˈlɔːmeɪkər] nlégislateur/trice m/f
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We now know that, before next May, Wales will go to the ballot box for a referendum on whether the National Assembly should have further law-making powers.
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