Definition of Defeater

1. Noun. (logic philosophy) a belief which, if proved to be true, would imply outright or indirectly that another belief were false ¹



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Definition of Defeater

1. one that defeats [n -S] - See also: defeats

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defeater

defeasanced
defeasances
defeasaunce
defeasibilities
defeasibility
defeasible
defeasible fee
defeasible fees
defeasibleness
defeasibly
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defeater (current term)
defeaters
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defeatisms
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defeatocrat
defeatocrats
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defeatured
defeatures

Literary usage of Defeater

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1. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1856)
"... in his " Broad Hints," announced John Adams as the defeater of Mr. Pitt's and Mr. King's projects for ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1898)
"This man, having been chief cook (*) to the Queen of that day, who was called N¡«4 (') led an expedition against the tribes of the desert, and defeater them ..."

3. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"... and lay down beneath a hedge, panting, exhausted, thoroughly worn out and dead beat; while his defeater walked freshly home, smiling and triumphant. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1873)
"... and laid down beneath a hedge, panting, exhausted, thoroughly worn out and dead beat; while his defeater walked freshly home, smiling and triumphant. ..."

5. The Dublin Book of Irish Verse 1728-1909 by John Cooke (1909)
"And where is Morogh, the descendant of kings ; The defeater of a hundred—the daringly brave— Who set but slight store by jewels and rings ; Who swam down ..."

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