legislator legislator  /ˈlɛ dʒəs ˌleɪ tər/


  • (n) someone who makes or enacts laws


  1. It is an incident from a past secret life that has come back to haunt a legislator who is widely respected.
  2. And he was a legislator without peer, who understood both when to stand his ground and when to seek out the common ground on which compromise and progress is built.
  3. At the time, Wallace, a state legislator, was married to his first wife, Lurleen, who died of cancer in 1968 after succeeding him as Governor in the same mansion.


  1. Alabama lawmaker to challenge state ban on gay marriage

    Alabama's only openly gay legislator is challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.  
    on July 1, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery

  2. China expels legislator for violating discipline

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese legislator has been expelled for "serious disciplinary violations" amid a crackdown on corruption ordered by President Xi Jinping, state media reported Sunday.        
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Gay Legislator Calls for Censure Over 'God's Law' Comment

    Openly gay legislator Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, has asked the Pennsylvania Legislature to censure Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for comments made to WHYY on Thursday. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file
    on June 29, 2013     Source: NBC Philadelphia


  1. Obama spoke of Kennedy as "the greatest legislator of our time. He did it by hewing to principle, but also by seeking compromise and common cause - not through deal-making and horse-trading alone, but through friendship, and kindness, and humor."
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Cape Cod Times

  2. "We're distorting a piece of temporary perception of a changing piece of information," says Hammond. "I kind of think of myself as a clown who wears funny noses. I don't think that I'm a policy wonk or a legislator."
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Darrell Hammond Source: FOXNews

  3. "If I were a state legislator, I'd vote for it to move off the grounds - out of the state," Biden said at an NAACP march and rally at the Statehouse.
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Forbes

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