from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who abolishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which abolishes.
He was the abolisher of Popish traditions about Priests marriages: his owne marriage being solemnized at Schalholt.
When the twice-born secretary of the interior drops to his knees on the office carpet to begin his official day with his zealot's orisons he does not pray to God the builder, the shepherd, or the tender of the vines; he is communicating with God the abolisher, God the swinger of scythes.
Well might they have anticipated, that Justice and Humanity, now starting forth with fresh vigor, would, in their march, sweep away the whole system; more especially, as freedom of speech and of the press -- the legitimate abolisher not only of the acknowledged vice of slavery, but of every other that time should reveal in our institutions or practices -- had been fully secured to the people.
He was the real abolisher of serfdom in Russia, as history will yet prove.
Christ is alone the "abolisher of death," and the "giver of life;" but notwithstanding this, "Roll ye away the stone!"