abolitionism

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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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.
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