What does abolitionism mean?

abolitionism meaning in General Dictionary

The principles or steps of abolitionists

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  • the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
  • The concepts or measures of abolitionists.

abolitionism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1790, within the anti-slavery sense, from abolition + -ism.


abolitionism meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The maxims or measures of abolitionists.


Sentence Examples with the word abolitionism

That Garrison greatly injured abolitionism by causing it to be associated in men's minds with these unpopular views on other subjects.

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