Legislatrix
Legislatress Leg"is*la`tress (-tr[e^]s), Legislatrix Leg"is*la`trix (-tr[i^]ks), n. A woman who makes laws. --Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster]

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  • legislatrix — /lej is lay triks/, n., pl. legislatrixes, legislatrices /lej is lay tri seez , leuh truy seez/. 1. a woman who is a member of a legislature. 2. a woman who makes or promulgates laws. Also, legislatress /lej is lay tris, lej is lay /. [1670 80;… …   Universalium

  • legislatrix — n. female member of a legislature, female lawmaker, legislatress leg·is·la·tor || ledʒɪsleɪtÉ™(r) n. one who makes laws; member of a lawmaking body, member of a legislature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • legislatrix — leg·is·la·trix …   English syllables

  • legislatrix — noun see legislatress …   Useful english dictionary

  • -trix — a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it formed feminine nouns or adjectives corresponding to agent nouns ending in tor (Bellatrix). On this model, trix is used in English to form feminine nouns (aviatrix; executrix) and geometrical… …   Universalium

  • -trix — suffix (pl. trices or trixes) forming feminine agent nouns corresponding to masculine nouns in tor, esp. in Law (executrix). Etymology: L trix tricis * * * a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it formed feminine nouns or adjectives… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Legislatress — Leg is*la tress ( tr[e^]s), Legislatrix Leg is*la trix ( tr[i^]ks), n. A woman who makes laws. Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legislator — (n.) c.1600, from L. legis lator proposer of a law, from legis, gen. of lex law + lator proposer, agent noun of latus borne, brought, carried (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)), used as past tense of ferre to carry (see INFER ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • legislatress — n. female member of a legislature, female lawmaker, legislatrix leg·is·la·tor || ledʒɪsleɪtÉ™(r) n. one who makes laws; member of a lawmaking body, member of a legislature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • legislatresses — leg·is·la·tor || ledʒɪsleɪtÉ™(r) n. one who makes laws; member of a lawmaking body, member of a legislaturen. female member of a legislature, female lawmaker, legislatrix …   English contemporary dictionary

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