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n.1.(Eng. Hist.) A corruption of Agitator.
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Consequently, "Interpretive conflict is woven inter the form and content of Carlyle's biography of Cromwell" (67), a discursive dynamic that unleashes rhetorical 'literariness' as an "agitation." Amigoni carefully and convincingly tracks this trope from Carlyle's derivation of "agitator" as a misspelling of the Civil-War term "Adjutator"--one of a group of "legitimate functionaries who sought to secure what was 'strictly their just right'"--to Carlyle's "wareness of the way in which a conservative [mid-nineteenth-century] middle-class audience would encode the word 'agitator': it would resonate with the readings of Chartist 'agitation' derived from contemporary accounts fearful for middle-class property and privilege" (70).
Important events such as the "self-denying ordinance" (49-50) and the "recruiting" of MPs (51-52), and key players such as the "adjutators" (62-63), are passed over with little explanation.
(34) In and close to the parish church of Putney, sitting high and proud alongside the Thames, four miles upstream from Westminster, there met for fourteen days from 28 October 1647, the General Council of the New Model Army--that is the Generals, representatives of the officers of every regiment and adjutators representing the rank and file.
Cromwell subsequently persuaded the committee of eighteen, made up of officers and adjutators, to whom the most contentious issues were referred, unanimously to reject that proposition in favour of a proposal that the army lobby the Long Parliament to dissolve itself after making provision for a redistribution of seats "according to some rule of equality of proportion," and for biennial elections on a franchise consisting of all those previously qualified plus all those who had secured a stake by offering their lives in the parliamentarian armies up to and including the date of the battle of Naseby.