Some have considered that the hinderer or hindrance was the Roman empire; others that it is the Holy Ghost in the church.
What is "Men's damager, words' hinderer, and yet words' arouser?"
He considers Christianity to have been a powerful agent of civilisation, not a hinderer or an enemy.
Then was the Earl of Huntly accused by you as the maintainer of idolatry, and the only hinderer of all good order.
And this man, formerly a hinderer in the Divine plan, becomes a spiritual giant.
Ever since the beginning, men have assigned to women the role of the dissuader, the drag, the hinderer.
Old English hindrian "to harm, injure, impair, check, repress," from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern "to keep back"), from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back," though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.
"situated in the rear, toward the back," late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) "behind, back, afterward," but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar "behind." Middle English had hinderhede, literally "hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;" and hinderling "person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch."