Definition of leveller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛv(ə)lə/
(US leveler)


1A person or thing that levels something.
1.1A situation or activity in which distinctions of class, age, or ability are immaterial: he valued the sport because it was a great leveller
More example sentences
  • The myth of the draft as a class leveller comes from WWII, where it was only true for about six months.
  • It's the great leveler, the only thing that breaks through the class barriers and makes us equal.
  • The lesson is that the Internet is going to be the great leveler.
2 (Leveller) A member of a group of radical dissenters in the English Civil War (1642-9) who called for the abolition of the monarchy, social and agrarian reforms, and religious freedom.
Example sentences
  • Benn goes on to say that the founders of the socialist tradition in England were the radical Christian dissenters of the English Revolution (the Levelers and Diggers) who resisted the privatization of communally owned village land.
  • They elected ‘agitators’ to express their views and radical groups like the Levellers gained huge support within the army.
  • It is true that some former Levellers retreated into religious passivity, internalising their revolutionary ideology and seeking a godly republic within.

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