Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who favors the abolition of some law, institution, or custom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

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Examples

  • The main abolitionist organization in the U.S. was the The American Missionary Association, indenominational Christian but growing out of the evangelical movement.

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  • Of course our people did not know what the word abolitionist meant; they evidently

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  • The Portent, in 1859, a poem in which he calls the abolitionist John Brown hanging in a tree "

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  • He knew an abolitionist was a person who wanted to end slavery.

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  • He knew an abolitionist was a person who wanted to end slavery.

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  • He knew an abolitionist was a person who wanted to end slavery.

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  • He affects to hate the abolitionist, which is odd, considering that he helps him in his dirty work of Disunion.

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  • North is divided into two sections, of which one may be called abolitionist, and the other non-abolitionist.

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  • But for most of his 59 years, the abolitionist was a clean- shaven entrepreneur -- a mercantilist everyman in the rapidly expanding economy of the 19th century.

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  • Sakow, who definitively identifies herself as an "abolitionist," was in New York City on January 7th, the day before she was scheduled to leave for Israel.

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