free-soil


free–soil

adjective

Definition of FREE-SOIL

1
:  characterized by free soil <free–soil states>
2
capitalized F&S :  opposing the extension of slavery into United States territories and the admission of slave states into the Union prior to the Civil War; specifically :  of, relating to, or being a minor United States political party with these aims
Free–Soil·er \-ˈsi-lər\ noun
Free–Soil·ism \-ˈsi(ə)-ˌli-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of FREE-SOIL

1846

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