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A legislator.

law′mak′ing n.


(Law) the process of legislating or making laws
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawmaking - the act of making or enacting laws
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
decriminalisation, decriminalization - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
enactment, passage - the passing of a law by a legislative body
legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
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"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
filibuster - obstruct deliberately by delaying
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The workshop provided an opportunity for participants from the executive branch, the legislature, civil society and international organizations to exchange views on how to improve the overall process of lawmaking in the country.
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The major limitations trace back to the analytical separation of law from its formative process, which has resulted in an almost exclusive focus on the allocative efficiency of legal entitlements and little or no attention paid to the causal relationship between the efficiency of legal rules and the efficiency of the lawmaking process.
New Delhi, July 19 ( ANI ): Vice President Hamid Ansari called lawmaking a serious exercise for proper governance as he addressed orientation programme for newly elected members of upper house of the parliament on Saturday.
and Human Rights (ODIHR) and presented in Yerevan on 18 November 2013 recommends measures to further streamline lawmaking
Manila: A measure has been put forward in the Senate that will allow people to directly take part in the lawmaking process.
THE Welsh Government will start a public debate on creating a legal jurisdiction for Wales in the wake of the National Assembly's new lawmaking powers, Carwyn Jones announced yesterday.
Don't tell me our problems would be solved by more lawmaking powers.
1 : the chief lawmaking body of a republic that in the United States is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives