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leveller

[lev-uh-ler] /ˈlɛv ə lər/
noun
1.
(usually initial capital letter) (during the British Civil War) a member of the Parliamentary army advocating constitutional reforms, equal rights, and religious tolerance.
2.
Chiefly British, leveler.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; level + -er1
Related forms
self-leveller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selfleveller

leveller

/ˈlɛvələ/
noun
1.
a person or thing that levels
2.
a person who works for the abolition of inequalities
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Word Origin and History for selfleveller

leveller

n.

1590s, someone or something that makes level; agent noun of level (v.). From 1640s as the name of a political party of the time of Charles I that advocated abolishing all differences of position and rank.

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