lev·​el·​er | \ ˈle-və-lər How to pronounce leveler (audio) , ˈlev-lər \
variants: or leveller

Definition of leveler

1 : one that levels
2a capitalized : one of a group of radicals arising during the English Civil War and advocating equality before the law and religious toleration
b : one favoring the removal of political, social, or economic inequalities
c : something that tends to reduce or eliminate differences among individuals

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a nation of levelers, Norway has a tax structure designed to reduce the gap between the richest and the poorest
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First Known Use of leveler

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of leveler was in 1598

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20 Sep 2022

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“Leveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveler. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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