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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the party, in the American Revolution, which favored independence of England; in more recent usage, a party which favored the emancipation of the slaves.

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

  • n. a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848


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