What does abolitionist mean?

abolitionist meaning in General Dictionary

an individual who favors the abolition of any institution specifically negro slavery

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  • a reformer just who favors abolishing slavery
  • an individual who prefers the abolition of any institution, particularly negro slavery.

abolitionist meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1792, initially in mention of the the slave-trade, from abolition + -ist. In Britain, used 20c. to supporters of ending capital discipline.


abolitionist - German to English

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abolitionist meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Someone who favors the abolition of every institution, specifically negro slavery.


Sentence Examples with the word abolitionist

In 1865 at the close of the war, he declared that, slavery being abolished, his career as an abolitionist was ended.

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