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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.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a legislator or legislature
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