legislatrix

legislatrix

[lej-is-ley-triks]
noun, plural legislatrixes, legislatrices [lej-is-ley-tri-seez, -luh-trahy-seez] .
1.
a woman who is a member of a legislature.
2.
a woman who makes or promulgates laws.
Also, legislatress [lej-is-ley-tris, lej-is-ley-] .


Origin:
1670–80; legisla(tor) + -trix


See -ess, -trix.
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