Definition of legislator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈledʒɪsleɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈledʒɪsleɪtər//
(formal) Parliament, Political views and systems
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a member of a group of people that has the power to make laws Seven of the state’s 90 legislators have been indicted. When it came to the vote, Democrat legislators split 115:150 against the motion. See related entries: Parliament, Political views and systems Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Latin legis lator, literally ‘proposer of a law’, from lex ‘law’ and lator ‘proposer, mover’ (see also legislation).
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