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legislator

[lej-is-ley-ter] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who gives or makes laws.
2.
a member of a legislative body.
Origin
1595-1605
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
Related forms
legislatorship, noun
Synonyms
1. lawmaker, lawgiver.
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British Dictionary definitions for legislatorship

legislator

/ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws
2.
a member of a legislature
Derived Forms
legislatorship, noun
legislatress, noun:feminine
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lēgis lātor, from lēx law + lātor from lātus, past participle of ferre to bring
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Word Origin and History for legislatorship
legislator
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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