Free-soil definition

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Opposing the extension of slavery before the US Civil War.
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Of or being a US political party founded in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into US territories and the admission of slave states into the Union.
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US territory in which slavery was prohibited before the Civil War.
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Prohibiting slavery.

Free-soil states.

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(historical) Territory in which there is no slavery; esp., any territory in the U.S. where slavery was prohibited before the Civil War.
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Opposed to the extension of slavery; specif., designating or of a former (1848-54) political party (Free-Soil Party) that opposed the spread of slavery into the Territories.
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