a person who gives or makes laws.
a member of a legislative body.

1595–1605; < Latin phrase lēgis lātor a law's bringer (i.e., proposer), equivalent to lēgis (genitive of lēx law) + lātor bringer ((tus), suppletive past participle of ferre to bring + -tor -tor

legislatorship, noun

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

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from L. legis lator "proposer of a law," from legis, gen. of lex "law" + lator "proposer," agent noun of latus "borne, brought, carried" (see oblate), used as past tense of ferre "to carry" (see infer).
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Example sentences
However, state legislators this year will consider a bill to permit the
  collection of water for irrigation.
The group is charged with determining the best usage for the land and
  presenting its plan to state legislators and residents.
To fund it, legislators levied a tax on chemical and petroleum industries to
  finance cleanup of toxic dumps nationwide.
In turn, legislators are pushing for more oversight.
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