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Definition of the noun abolitionist

What does abolitionist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • abolitionist: abolitionists
  • Abolitionist: Abolitionists

  1. a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

Alternative definition of the noun abolitionist


  1. A person who favors the abolition of any institution.
  2. [historical] Somebody who favors the abolition of slavery.

Definition of the adjective abolitionist

What does abolitionist mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [historical] In favor of the abolition of slavery.


"Abolitionist" is a musical EP of Here Lies Another.


Abolitionist a.k.a. Activist is a profession.

  • also known as 運動家

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abolitionist

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Google previewThe Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War (2014)

A History in Documents by Robert R. Mathisen

It specified that anyone who did not regard slavery as “a means of human reformation second in dignity, importance and sacredness alone to the Christian religion” was an abolitionist. ****** An Abolitionist is any man who does not love slavery ...

Google previewBibliotheca Sacra (1884)

" 1 The Southern Literary Messenger wrote : "An abolitionist is any man who does not love slavery for its ...

Google previewA New English Dictionary of the English Language (1836)

by Charles Richardson

Abolitionist is a modern word, lately of frequent use. The inhabitauntes of the north partes being by the meanes of certayne abbottes and ignorant priestes not a little stirred and prouoked for the suppression of certain monasteries, and for the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Propaganda (2004)

by Martin J. Manning, Herbert Romerstein

A ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT. See Abolitionist Propaganda ABOLITIONIST PROPAGANDA. The abolition of slavery was one of the earliest causes in American history. Advertisements appeared in newspapers as early as 1704 in the Boston ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (2015)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Abolitionist. societies were formed to combat the twin evils of the slave trade and slavery itself. In institutions of societal change with an extended mission that they hoped to achieve. An amorphous connection existed between the concepts of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2011)

by Martin J. Manning, Clarence R. Wyatt

Early abolitionist propaganda periodicals included Anti-Slavery Reporter and Freedom's Journal, the first newspaper published by blacks in the United States, which began publication in March 1827 and ceased two years later (March 1829) , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2009)

Second Edition by Marc Bekoff

The abolitionist approach to animal rights seeks to provide both a deontological theory (a theory of moral obligation) concerning the moral status of nonhumans, and a practical approach to animal advocacy. The central tenets of the abolitionist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (2014)

by Paul A. Djupe, Laura R. Olson

abolitionist movement 3 abolitionist movement The abolitionist movement was an effort spanning three centuries characterized by a network of people, organizations, and publications all promoting the immediate, unconditional end to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] (2010)

by Leslie M Alexander, Walter C. Rucker Jr.

was a staunch and radical abolitionist who professed the utter destruction of the slaveocracy through slave insurrection. On two occasions, in Kansas and Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Brown led radical ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

The term 'abolitionist' refers to the 18th and 19th 0. black British, AfricanAmerican, and white European and American men...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

ABOLITIONIST. PRESS. Beginning around1830, someAmerican antislavery activists known as abolitionists or immediatists undertookto emancipate allslaves andto grant themfullrights andU.S. citizenship. Many abolitionists were Christian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010)

by Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

The Prison Abolition Movement The prison abolitionist movement has been at the forefront of prison reform since the 1970s. Advocates call for the eradication of the incapacitation in its current form and scale. It is believed that prisons further ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson

During the s the Maryland legislature petitioned Pennsylvania to curtail abolitionist legal maneuverings that affected plantation discipline there. In this sense, by the early th century abolitionism had already become a part of sectional ...

Google previewAbolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2015)

A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Peter Hinks, John McKivigan

During the 1840s, many advocates of the abolitionist Liberty Party contended that political engagement was a peaceful form of antislavery action, although nonresistants pointed out that politics, like government, ...

Google previewMassachusetts Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jennifer Herman

Significant historical and cultural occurrences throughout state history ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT The abolitionist movement, which fought to end slavery immediately and prohibit it for the future, was a radical component of the antislavery ...

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Boston Citizens break up an Abolitionist meeting

from Harper's Weekly (1938)

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Small photo of USA - CIRCA 1965: A stamp printed in United States of America shows Lucy Stone, American abolitionist and suffragist, circa 1965Small photo of USA - CIRCA 1968: A postage stamp printed in USA, shows a portrait of a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, Lucy Stone by John W.Jarvis, circa 1968Small photo of BRAZIL - CIRCA 1941: A stamp printed in the Brazil shows Manuel Marques de Sousa, Count of Porto Alegre, Soldier, Politician, Abolitionist and Monarchist, circa 1941Small photo of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - CIRCA 1973: a stamp printed in the United States of America shows Frederick Douglass, leader of the abolitionist movement, circa 1973Small photo of USA-CIRCA 1989:A stamp printed in USA shows Johns Hopkins was a wealthy American entrepreneur, philanthropist and abolitionist of 19th-century Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1989.Small photo of BRAZIL - CIRCA 1941: a stamp printed in the Brazil shows Manuel Marques de Sousa, Count of Porto Alegre, Soldier, Politician, Abolitionist and Monarchist, circa 1941Small photo of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- CIRCA 1986: stamp printed in USA, shows Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, black heritage serie, circa 1986 More...

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