Abolitionist meaning

abəli′shist
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One who favored the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
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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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(historical, US) A person who favored or advocated the abolition of slavery. [since the late 18th century]
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(historical) In favor of the abolition of slavery. [since the late 18th century]
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A person in favor of abolishing some law, custom, etc.
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A person who favors the abolition of any particular institution. [since the late 18th century]
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Origin of abolitionist

  • First attested in 1788. abolition +‎ -ist.

    From Wiktionary