- a person who causes contention or discord.
Origin of makebate
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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
Makebate (IP315,d), busybody, breeder of strife "a discordant element."
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