Abolitionist Definition

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noun
abolitionists
A person in favor of abolishing some law, custom, etc.
Webster's New World
One who favored the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
Webster's New World
The definition of an abolitionist is someone who wants a particular practice stopped.
An example of an abolitionist is author Harriet Beecher Stowe who worked to help end slavery.
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A person who favors the abolition of any particular institution. [since the late 18th century]

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Synonyms:
emancipationist
adjective
(historical) In favor of the abolition of slavery. [since the late 18th century]
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Other Word Forms of Abolitionist

Noun

Singular:
abolitionist
Plural:
abolitionists

Origin of Abolitionist

  • First attested in 1788. abolition +‎ -ist.

    From Wiktionary

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