Antebellum meaning

ăntē-bĕləm
Before the war; specif., before the American Civil War.
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The definition of antebellum refers to some time period before a war happened, particularly with the Civil War in the U.S.

Slavery in the US can be described as an antebellum practice.

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In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of the southern states.

Slavery was an accepted part of antebellum plantation life.

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Of the time period prior to a war.

A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitler's antebellum Germany.

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Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
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Origin of antebellum

  • From Latin ante bellum before the war ante before ante– bellum war

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin phrase ante bellum (literally “before the war”), from ante (“before”) + bellum (“war”).

    From Wiktionary