Resolutioner

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Resolutioner One who makes a resolution; one who joins with others in a declaration or resolution; specifically, one of a party in the Scottish Church in the 17th century. "He was sequestrated afterwards as a Resolutioner ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n resolutioner One of a party in the Church of Scotland, in the seventeenth century, which approved the resolutions of the General Assembly admitting all except those of bad character, or hostile to the Covenant, to bear arms against Cromwell. See the quotation under Protester, 3.
    • n resolutioner [lowercase] One who joins in or subscribes to a resolution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Resolutioner one of a party in Scotland who approved of the resolutions of the Commission of General Assembly (1650) admitting to take part in the struggle against Cromwell all persons except those excommunicate and hostile to the Covenant—opp. to the Protesters
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Usage

In literature:

The Resolutioners grew more and more lax.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Almost from his first coming to Scotland, this nobleman had found it desirable to win over the Resolutioners.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
The Resolutioner, who wished to repeal the Act of Classes, was too lukewarm: the Remonstrant was too violent.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
A Protester, all the other members of Presbytery being Resolutioners.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The unhappy disputes between the Resolutioners and Protesters were running high at the time.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
Resolutioners were turned out, and Protesters put in their places.
"The Early History of the Scottish Union Question" by George W. T. Omond
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In science:

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