- (usually initial capital letter) (during the British Civil War) a member of the Parliamentary army advocating constitutional reforms, equal rights, and religious tolerance.
- Chiefly British. leveler.
Origin of leveller
- a person or thing that levels.
Origin of leveler
Examples from the Web for leveller
He was not a mocker, or a leveller, or a satirist, or an atheist.
What a leveller is sea-sickness—almost as great a radical as death.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
But the ordinary Italian has nothing of the leveller about him.Stray Studies from England and Italy
John Richard Greene
Nature is a leveller, which is a comfort to us who are born in levelling times.All Sorts and Conditions of Men
This may bring upon me the imputation of being a democrat and a leveller.Human Intercourse
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
- a person or thing that levels
- a person who works for the abolition of inequalities
Word Origin and History for leveller
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.