states' righter


states' right·​er ˈstāts-ˈrī-tər How to pronounce states' righter (audio)
: a person who advocates strict interpretation of the U.S. constitutional guarantee of states' rights

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of states' righter was in 1861

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“States' righter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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