Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who believes in immediate action; specifically, in United States history, one who favored the immediate abolition of slavery.

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Examples

  • An "immediatist," who believed the sin of slavery could only be eradicated by the immediate emancipation of all slaves, Smith was a member of William Lloyd Garrison's radical American Anti-Slavery

    Forging The Thunderbolts: Elizabeth Cady Stanton And American Feminism

  • In one of the latest he praises the world's most uncompromising "immediatist" abolitionist, the American William Lloyd Garrison, as "a man to be for ever revered," or (as another letter says), a man

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  • It was no coincidence, either, that his dining companions in these critical months were the feisty "immediatist" Harriet Martineau, proselytising after her two years in the American south, and her antithesis, the sour sage Thomas Carlyle, who saw "Mungo" better off in slavery.

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  • In one of the latest he praises the world's most uncompromising "immediatist" abolitionist, the American William Lloyd Garrison, as "a man to be for ever revered," or (as another letter says), a man

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  • It was no coincidence, either, that his dining companions in these critical months were the feisty "immediatist" Harriet Martineau, proselytising after her two years in the American south, and her antithesis, the sour sage Thomas Carlyle, who saw "Mungo" better off in slavery.

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  • 'immediatist' abolitionist in the world, the American William Lloyd Garrison.

    Drudge Retort

  • First, pointing out that conscientious libertarians may have good reasons, as libertarians, to favor other social projects in addition to libertarianism raises a related, but importantly distinct question: whether libertarians should favor a gradualist or an immediatist stance towards the abolition of statist controls while those other social projects remain incomplete or frustrated in their progress.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – October – 03

  • First, pointing out that conscientious libertarians may have good reasons, as libertarians, to favor other social projects in addition to libertarianism raises a related, but importantly distinct question: whether libertarians should favor a gradualist or an immediatist stance towards the abolition of statist controls while those other social projects remain incomplete or frustrated in their progress.

    Libertarianism through Thick and Thin

  • First, pointing out that conscientious libertarians may have good reasons, as libertarians, to favor other social projects in addition to libertarianism raises a related, but importantly distinct question: whether libertarians should favor a gradualist or an immediatist stance towards the abolition of statist controls while those other social projects remain incomplete or frustrated in their progress.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • Now, it’s true that I am an ultra-immediatist about anarchism, meaning that I think it’s both strategically and morally very important for anarchists to insist, philosophically, rhetorically, and strategically, on the principle that it’s all got to go, and if it went right now that would be the best outcome of all.

    Metropolitan secession

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