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free–soil

adjective

Definition of free–soil

  1. 1 :  characterized by free soil <free–soil states>

  2. 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–Soiler play \-ˈsȯi-lər\ noun
Free–Soilism play \-ˈsȯi(ə)-ˌli-zəm\ noun


1846

First Known Use of free–soil

1846


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