abolitionism

noun ab·o·li·tion·ism \ -ˈli-shᵊn-ˌi-zəm \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of abolitionism

: principles or measures promoting the abolition especially of slavery
  • among the New Englanders committed to abolitionism

abolitionist

play \-ist\ noun or adjective
    • a leading abolitionist [=proponent of abolition] before the Civil War
    • abolitionist policies

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