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Variant of leveler.


(ˈlɛvələ) or


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


(ˈlɛv ə lər)

1. Chiefly Brit. leveler.
2. (cap.) a member of a radical group organized during the English Civil War, advocating political equality and religious tolerance.
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Noun1.leveller - a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions


, (US) leveler
nGleichmacher m; death is a great levellerder Tod macht alle (Menschen) gleich
References in classic literature ?
In England, as I dare say you know, sir, the law is a great leveller.
Grief is such a leveller, with its own dignity and its own humility, that the noble and the peasant, the beggar and the monarch, will waive their pretensions to external rank without the officiousness of interference on our part.
cried Aylward in high disdain, for pressing danger is the great leveller of classes.
Yet such a leveller of emotions and an adjuster of disparate dispositions is Time that when they rounded their fourth year, Martin viewed his life, with a few reservations, as fairly satisfactory.
There is in the world a very aged rioter and demagogue who breaks into the most refined retreats with the dreadful information that all men are brothers, and wherever this leveller went on his pale horse it was Father Brown's trade to follow.
A lively quarrel ensued, Trefusis denouncing the folly of artists in fancying themselves a priestly caste when they were obviously only the parasites and favored slaves of the moneyed classes, and his friend (temporarily his enemy) sneering bitterly at levellers who were for levelling down instead of levelling up.
Although it is true that no serious historian today would choose to see the Levellers as advocating either humanism or democratic socialism as Tony Benn did, perhaps the former member of Parliament provided the historian with a useful metaphor when studying the origins of the Leveller leaders.
Gaunt also considers the emergence of radicalism, with Colin Davis's powerful revisionist account of the importance of religion in Leveller thought, as well as the fate of Charles I through Patricia Crawford's seminal analysis of the concept of "blood guilt.
But the Villagers' lead didn't last for long and New Marske soon squared the game up as tricky Shaun Howes wove through and teed up Sean Mackin for a leveller.
When it was decided that the existing dock leveller doors on five different loading bays at their Stephenson Way handling plant in Thetford, Norfolk, needed replacing, Logistics experts TDG (UK) called in the UK's leading roller shutter door and dock leveller supplier, Ro-Dor.
Ireton also forms part oflan Gentle's discussion of the various "Agreements of the People," in which he illustrates how this key Leveller text changed between 1647-49, moving from calls for enfranchisement and political realism to a "quixotic vision of a radically libertarian England, a decentralized federation of the localities" (174).