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 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

1845

First Known Use of free–soil

1845

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