a person who promulgates a law or a code of laws.

1350–1400; Middle English lawe givere. See law1, giver

lawgiving, noun, adjective Unabridged
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lawgiver (ˈlɔːˌɡɪvə)
1.  the giver of a code of laws
2.  Also called: lawmaker a maker of laws
n, —adj

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Example sentences
Monotheism can flow from this- insofar as the law implies a lawgiver.
Upon this the lawgiver must build, if he would raise an en-during structure.
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