from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Advocacy of the abolition of slavery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principles or measures of abolitionists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Belief in the principle of abolition, as of slavery; devotion to or advocacy of the opinions of abolitionists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
abolition + -ism. (Wiktionary)