Definitions for abolitionistˌæb əˈlɪʃ ə nɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•o•li•tion•istˌæb əˈlɪʃ ə nɪst(n.)

  1. (esp. prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, American History

  2. a person who favors the abolition of any law or practice deemed harmful to society.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, American History

Origin of abolitionist:

1790–1800

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolitionist, emancipationist(noun)

    a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

Wiktionary

  1. abolitionist(Noun)

    A person who favors the abolition of any institution.

  2. abolitionist(Noun)

    Somebody who favors the abolition of slavery.

  3. abolitionist(Adjective)

    In favor of the abolition of slavery.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1788.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolitionist(noun)

    a person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery

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