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[law-mey-ker] /ˈlɔˌmeɪ kər/
a person who makes or enacts law; legislator.
Origin of lawmaker
1350-1400; Middle English lawe maker. See law1, maker
Related forms
lawmaking, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • The demon of reform has a secret door into the heart of every lawmaker, of every inhabitant of every city.
  • Martina also told the students about a lawmaker who had initially refused to talk with her about her brother's plight.
  • Forest scientists scratch heads at lawmaker's notion of cutting down rain forests to limit global warming.
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Word Origin and History for lawmaker

also law-maker, late 15c., from law + maker.

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