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A legislator.

law′mak′ing n.
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someone, often a politician, who writes and enacts laws
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(ˈlɔˌmeɪ kər)

a person who makes or enacts law; legislator.
law′mak`ing, n., adj.
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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)
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[ˈlɔːˌmeɪkəʳ] N (US) → legislador(a) m/f
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[ˈlɔːmeɪkər] nlégislateur/trice m/f
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References in classic literature ?
The man who takes the liberty to live is superior to all the laws, by virtue of his relation to the lawmaker. "That is active duty," says the Vishnu Purana, "which is not for our bondage; that is knowledge which is for our liberation: all other duty is good only unto weariness; all other knowledge is only the cleverness of an artist."
We were afraid they might not care for the reports of a boy of nineteen, but they did not seem to take my age into account, and I did not boast of my youth among the lawmakers. I looked three or four years older than I was; but I experienced a terrible moment once when a fatherly Senator asked me my age.
I ha' read on 't in the public petition, as onny one may read, fro' the men that works in pits, in which they ha' pray'n and pray'n the lawmakers for Christ's sake not to let their work be murder to 'em, but to spare
One would like to know what the lawmakers expected them to do; there were families that had no possible means of support except the children, and the law provided them no other way of getting a living.
And acting on these principles, those who benefit by the laws will be the lawmakers, for they necessarily have the instinct of self-preservation, and foresee their dangers.
I was sometimes asked, in my progress through other places, whether I had not been very much impressed by the HEADS of the lawmakers at Washington; meaning not their chiefs and leaders, but literally their individual and personal heads, whereon their hair grew, and whereby the phrenological character of each legislator was expressed: and I almost as often struck my questioner dumb with indignant consternation by answering 'No, that I didn't remember being at all overcome.' As I must, at whatever hazard, repeat the avowal here, I will follow it up by relating my impressions on this subject in as few words as possible.
A female lawmaker belonging to PPPP staged a two-minute protest against the government for ignoring PPPP in the Committee on Kashmir constituted by the CM.
A lawmaker spoke on a Point of Order for two minutes.
Talking to reporters here, Jamaat-i-Islami's leader Qari Abdul Majeed and party's poll candidate from PK-102 Sirajuddin Khan said PTI lawmaker Gul Zafar Khan was openly running election campaign of his party's nominee, Hamidur Rahman.
Shaikh said that he could not think of using foul language against women as he respects them and the allegations leveled against him had breached his privilege as a lawmaker. 'The PPP should either present proof of my remarks against women or the provincial minister should face consequences for leveling baseless allegation,' he said adding that a parliamentary committee should be formed to probe against the minister for breaching his privilege.
PML-N's lawmaker Malik Muhammad Ahmed expelled the impression that his party's silence was the result of any sort of deal with the treasury.
The Grand Bassa County lawmaker adds that he is not totally against the report, but IREDD needs to step up and improve its work and do investigation on the work that lawmakers are doing in their districts.