Definition of Law-makers
1. Noun. Persons who make or amend or repeal laws.
Examples of category: Scrutin Uninomial System, Scrutin Uninominal Voting System, Single-member System, Uninominal System, Uninominal Voting System, Sergeant At Arms, Serjeant-at-arms, Appropriation, One-member, Uninominal
Group relationships: Authorities, Government, Regime
Specialized synonyms: Senate, Congress, U.s. Congress, United States Congress, Us Congress, House, Legislative Council, Congress, Diet, Parliament, Duma
Generic synonyms: Assembly
Derivative terms: Legislate
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Literary usage of Law-makers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"viii. also divers other assemblies held afterwards; wherein they elected law-makers, and enacted other things concerning the ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"We who are the sworn law-makers of the nation, and ought to be examples of respect for and obedience to the law—we who, before we took our first step in ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... Monroe, and Washtenaw, with 230041 inhabitants, were accorded but three. Such laws breed disrespect for all law, for law-makers become law-breakers. ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Telegraph and Telephone Companies by Sidney Walter Jones (1906)
"When different rule obtains—intent of law-makers. The rule that the term "telegraph" in statutes includes and embraces "telephone" is not general, ..."