leveller

[ lev-uh-ler ]
/ ˈlɛv ə lər /

noun

(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

First recorded in 1590–1600; level + -er1

Related forms

self-lev·el·ler, noun

Definition for levellers (2 of 2)

leveler

[ lev-uh-ler ]
/ ˈlɛv ə lər /

noun

a person or thing that levels.
Also especially British, lev·el·ler.

Origin of leveler

First recorded in 1590–1600; level + -er1

Related forms

self-lev·el·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for levellers (1 of 2)

Levellers

/ (ˈlɛvələz) /

noun

the Levellers English history a radical group on the Parliamentarian side during the Civil War that advocated republicanism, freedom of worship, etc

British Dictionary definitions for levellers (2 of 2)

leveller

US leveler

/ (ˈlɛvələ) /

noun

a person or thing that levels
a person who works for the abolition of inequalities
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