anti-miscegenation

adjective
an·​ti-mis·​ce·​ge·​na·​tion | \ ˌan-tē-(ˌ)mi-ˌse-jə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌmi-si-jə-ˈnā-, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-miscegenation (audio) \
variants: or antimiscegenation

Definition of anti-miscegenation

: opposing or prohibiting miscegenation In many states anti-miscegenation laws made it a crime for two people of different races to have a relationship or engage in intimate activities.— Sue Leeman

First Known Use of anti-miscegenation

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-miscegenation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-miscegenation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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