perpetualist

noun per·pet·u·al·ist \-ələ̇st\

Definition of perpetualist

plural

-s

  1. :  an advocate of perpetualism; specifically :  one advocating the perpetuation of slavery in the southern U.S.

perpetualistic

adjective

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