Leg"is*la`tor (?), 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'egislateur. See Legal, and Tolerate.]

A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body.

The legislators in ancient and heroical times. Bacon.

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

 

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