Legislator Leg"is*la`tor (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]`t[~e]r), n. [L. legis lator, prop., a proposer of a law; lex, legis, law + lator a proposer, bearer, fr. latus, used as p. p. of ferre to bear: cf. F. l['e]gislateur. See {Legal}, and {Tolerate}.] A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body. [1913 Webster]

The legislators in ancient and heroical times. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Many of the legislators themselves had taken an oath of abjuration of his Majesty's person and family. --E. Phillips. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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