1. someone who makes or enacts laws
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Legislator \Leg"is*la`tor\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]`t[~e]r), 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['e]gislateur. 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who makes or enacts laws
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "legislator":
MP, Member of Congress, Member of Parliament, alderman, archon,
assemblyman, bailie, burghermaster, burgomaster, cabinet member,
cabinet minister, chancellor, chosen freeholder, city councilman,
city father, city manager, commissar, commissioner, congressman,
congresswoman, councillor, councilman, councilwoman,
county commissioner, county supervisor, elder, floor leader,
headman, induna, lawgiver, lawmaker, lord mayor, magistrate, maire,
majority leader, mayor, minister, minister of state,
minority leader, party whip, portreeve, reeve, representative,
secretary, secretary of state, selectman, senator, solon,
state senator, supervisor, syndic, undersecretary, warden, whip