lawgiver

Definitions of lawgiver
  1. noun
    a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
    synonyms: lawmaker
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    Draco
    Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
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    legislator
    someone who makes or enacts laws
    promulgator
    (law) one who promulgates laws (announces a law as a way of putting it into execution)
    backbencher
    a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
    congressman, congresswoman, representative
    a member of the United States House of Representatives
    crossbencher
    a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
    deputy
    a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
    filibuster, filibusterer
    a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    floor leader
    the legislator who organizes his party's strategy
    frontbencher
    a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party
    majority leader
    leader of the majority party in a legislature
    minority leader
    leader of the minority party in a legislature
    Member of Parliament, Parliamentarian
    an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons
    senator
    a member of a senate
    party whip, whip
    a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    burgess
    a representative in the lower house of the colonial legislature in Maryland or Virginia
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    leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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