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legislator

one who makes laws: This is his first term of office as a legislator.
Not to be confused with:
legislature – a group invested with the power to make, alter, and repeal laws: The legislature will convene again in January.

leg·is·la·tor

 (lĕj′ĭ-slā′tər)
n.
One who drafts or enacts laws, especially a member of a legislative body.

[French législateur, from Old French, from Latin lēgis lātor : lēgis, genitive of lēx, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots + lātor, proposer, bearer (from lātus, past participle of ferre, to propose, bear; see telə- in Indo-European roots).]

leg′is·la·to′ri·al (-lə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
leg′is·la′tor·ship′ n.

legislator

(ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə)
n
1. (Professions) a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws
2. (Professions) a member of a legislature
[C17: from Latin lēgis lātor, from lēx law + lātor from lātus, past participle of ferre to bring]
ˈlegisˌlatorˌship n
ˈlegisˌlatress fem n

leg•is•la•tor

(ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who gives or makes laws.
2. a member of a legislative body.
[1595–1605; < Latin phrase lēgis lātor a law's bringer (i.e., proposer) <lēgis, genitive of lēx law]
leg`is•la•to′ri•al (-ləˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
leg′is•la`tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legislator - someone who makes or enacts lawslegislator - someone who makes or enacts 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"
backbencher - a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
congressman, congresswoman, representative - a member of the United States House of Representatives
crossbencher - a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
deputy - a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
filibuster, filibusterer - a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
floor leader - the legislator who organizes his party's strategy
frontbencher - a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party
lawgiver, lawmaker - a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
majority leader - leader of the majority party in a legislature
minority leader - leader of the minority party in a legislature
Member of Parliament, Parliamentarian - an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons
politician - a leader engaged in civil administration
senator - a member of a senate
party whip, whip - a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

legislator

noun lawmaker, parliamentarian, lawgiver an attempt to get US legislators to change the system
Translations
مُشَرِّع
zákonodárce
lovgiver
törvényhozó
löggjafi
zákonodarca
yasa yapıcı

legislator

[ˈledʒɪsleɪtəʳ] Nlegislador(a) m/f

legislator

[ˈlɛdʒɪsleɪtər] nlégislateur/trice m/f

legislator

nGesetzgeber m

legislator

[ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtəʳ] nlegislatore m

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.
References in classic literature ?
It is the legislator's task to frame a society which shall make the good life possible.
But that makes it all the more essential that public opinion and social environment should not be left to grow up at haphazard as they ordinarily do, but should be made by the wise legislator the expression of the good and be informed in all their details by his knowledge.
We can appreciate Aristotle's critical analysis of constitutions, but find it hard to take seriously his advice to the legislator. Moreover, the idealism and the empiricism of the Politics are never really reconciled by Aristotle himself.
When Aristotle talks of the legislator, he is not talking in the air.
The clerk became the legislator, and those very peremptorily gave laws whose business it was, at first, only to transcribe them.
The critic, rightly considered, is no more than the clerk, whose office it is to transcribe the rules and laws laid down by those great judges whose vast strength of genius hath placed them in the light of legislators, in the several sciences over which they presided.
Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? WHy has every man a conscience then?
Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievious persons who put obstructions on the railroads.
Others--as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders--serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.
Statesmen and legislators, standing so completely within the institution, never distinctly and nakedly behold it.
Our legislators have not yet learned the comparative value of free-trade and of freedom, of union, and of rectitude, to a nation.
"Let us live, my friends," said one of the Legislators to the others; "the world is better than we thought.