• WordNet 3.6
    • n abolitionism the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abolitionism The principles or measures of abolitionists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abolitionism Belief in the principle of abolition, as of slavery; devotion to or advocacy of the opinions of abolitionists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abolitionism advocacy of abolitionist principles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. abolir, aboliss—from L. abolēre, -itumab, from, olēre, to grow. The prep. ab here reverses the meaning of the simple verb.


In literature:

They will be a wall between us and the abolitionized North.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Rage against abolitionism, much of it, if possible, even more unreasoning, prevailed at the North.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Northern Abolitionism was, however, quite a different thing.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The Abolitionism which I advocate is as absolute as the law of God, and as unyielding as His throne.
"No Compromise with Slavery" by William Lloyd Garrison
Now, we can never coerce the Southern States into abolitionism.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The next measure of Abolitionism was an attempt to remove the prejudices of the whites against the blacks, on account of natural peculiarities.
"An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism" by Catharine E. Beecher
He may recognise the risk of even worse things in immediate abolition, as Lincoln did in abolitionism.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Abolitionism is in alliance with England.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
I'm no Abolitioner; but I'm a free-State man, I am, every time.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
I'se awful skeered ob de abolitioners, I is.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
I will now make a few remarks concerning a social movement organized against the regulation of prostitution, called abolitionism.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Mr. C. is from Kansas, that hot-bed of Abolitionism.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
It had been said that abolitionism was "quackery," only four years old.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
I want none of your abolitionism here.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
Salem was at that time the center of abolitionism in that section.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
Previous to the war no class of persons were louder in their denunciation of Abolitionism than the clergy of the North.
"Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?" by John B. Remsburg
All who were considered disaffected were regarded as being tinctured with abolitionism.
"The Iron Furnace" by John H. Aughey
The public mind became confused and began to associate abolitionism with a variety of novel and unpopular opinions.
"William Jay and the Constitutional Movement for the Abolition of Slavery" by Bayard Tuckerman
"Abolition a Sedition" by Geo. W. Donohue
She was slightly unionized, but not in the least abolitionized.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest

In news:

John Brown derides that as milk-and-water abolitionism .
Today, Prudence Crandall is an icon of early abolitionism and one of the state's most beloved heroines.
Many Kentucky people and sites played fascinating and critical roles in the story of slavery, abolitionism, and the underground railroad .
The Tappan brothers made their mark in commerce and in abolitionism.
Many Kentucky people and sites played fascinating and critical roles in the story of slavery, abolitionism, and the underground railroad.