What does antebellum mean?

antebellum meaning in General Dictionary

owned by an interval before a war especially the American Civil War

antebellum meaning in Etymology Dictionary

additionally ante-bellum, from Latin term ante bellum, actually "before the war;" see ante- + bellicose. In U.S., usually in reference to the US Civil War (1861-65); first attested in a June 14, 1862, entry in Mary Chesnut's journal.

Sentence Examples with the word antebellum

Though in politics habitually Democratic, Missouri has generally had a strong opposition party - Whig in antebellum days, and since the war, Republican - which in recent years has made political conditions increasingly unstable.

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