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From abolish +‎ -er.


  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɑl.ɪʃ.ɚ/, /əˈbɑl.əʃ.ɚ/


abolisher (plural abolishers)

  1. Agent noun of abolish; one who abolishes. [From the 16th century.]
    • 1548, Nicholas Udall (translator), The First Tome or Volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus vpon the Newe Testamente, London: Edward Whitchurche, Luke 16,[1]
      [] I am not come to bee an abolisher of the lawe.
    • 1725, Henry Bourne, Antiquitates Vulgares: or, The Antiquities of the Common People, Newcastle: for the author, Preface, p. x,[2]
      I would not be thought a Reviver of old Rites and Ceremonies to the Burdening of the People, nor an Abolisher of innocent Customs, which are their Pleasures and Recreations []
    • 1968, Kingsley Amis, “After Goliath” in A Look Round the Estate: Poems 1957-1967, New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, pp. 7-8,[3]
      Alastors, Austenites, A-test
      Abolishers—even the straightest
      Of issues looks pretty oblique
      When a movement turns into a clique,