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[ri-spek-ter] /rɪˈspɛk tər/
someone or something that is influenced by the social standing, importance, power, or any deterrent put forth by persons or things (used chiefly in negative constructions):
Death is no respecter of wealth.
Origin of respecter
1605-15; respect + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Sometimes the good old cider, being no respecter of persons, got into the good Fathers' heads.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • If they are valid, then how does it appear that God is no respecter of persons?

    No Compromise with Slavery William Lloyd Garrison
  • Its friends claimed for this tax that it was no respecter of persons, but was simple, even-handed, and efficient.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • A random weapon in a frantic hand had proved to be no respecter of person.

    The Beginning Henry Hasse
  • The sparrow is no respecter of places for locating its nest.

    Bird Houses Boys Can Build Albert F. Siepert
  • My training in the East had made me a 70 respecter of the law.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • For the dialectical art is no respecter of persons: king and vermin-taker are all alike to the philosopher.

    Statesman Plato
  • It is the law of the land—the just, holy, beneficent law, which is no respecter of persons.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He was fearless and aggressive, and was no respecter of persons.

  • I say, I am yet too young to understand that God is any respecter of persons.

British Dictionary definitions for respecter


a person who respects someone or something
no respecter of persons, a person whose attitude and behaviour is uninfluenced by consideration of another's rank, power, wealth, etc
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