a person who causes contention or discord.
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How to use makebate in a sentence
But after all he pays well that pays with gold; and Mike Lambourne was never a makebate, or a spoil-sport, or the like.Kenilworth | Sir Walter Scott
makebate (IP315,d), busybody, breeder of strife "a discordant element."
Barillon was therefore directed to act, with all possible precautions against detection, the part of a makebate.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay