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 U.S. territories and the admission of slave states into the Union prior to the Civil War; specifically :of, relating to, or being a minor U.S. political party with these aims

Free-Soiler

play \ˈfrē-ˈsȯi-lər\ noun

Free-Soilism

play \ˈfrē-ˈsȯi(ə)-ˌli-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of free-soil

1845


free soil

noun

Definition of free soil

:U.S. territory where prior to the Civil War slavery was prohibited

First Known Use of free soil

1827


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