Definitions for antebellumˈæn tiˈbɛl əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•te•bel•lumˈæn tiˈbɛl əm(adj.)

  1. before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War.

    Category: American History

Origin of antebellum:

1860–65; < L ante bellum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antebellum(adj)

    belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War

Wiktionary

  1. antebellum(Adjective)

    Of the time period prior to a war.

    A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitler's antebellum Germany.

  2. antebellum(Adjective)

    In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of the southern states.

    Slavery was an accepted part of antebellum plantation life.

  3. Origin: From the phrase , from ante + bellum.

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