Legal Definition and Related Resources of Legislator

Meaning of Legislator

member of legislative body such as the Congress of the United States or the Legislatures of the various States.

Legislator Alternative Definition

One who makes lawis; a member of the legislature (g, v.).

Synonyms of Legislator


  • congressman
  • lawgiver
  • lawmaker
  • member of a governmental body
  • member of a legislative body
  • member of parliament
  • officer of state
  • official representative
  • one who formulates laws
  • one who gives or makes laws
  • one who helps to pass laws
  • parliamentarian
  • politician
  • public servant
  • representative
  • senator

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Legislator

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a lawgiver, a maker of laws, c. 1600, from Latin legis lator “proposer of a law,” from legis, genitive of lex “law” (see legal (adj.)) + lator “proposer,” agent noun of latus “borne, brought, carried” (see oblate; this term is also a noun.), which was used as past tense of ferre “to carry” (from PIE root *bher- (1) “to carry,” also “to bear children.”). In U.S., generally a member of a state, territorial, or colonial legislature. femenine form legislatrix is from 1670s; legislatress from 1711. Related: Legislatorial.



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