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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

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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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States: A-L (2013)

by Bill J. Leonard, Jill Y. Crainshaw

evangelist, abolitionist, and temperance advocate, was born in Hampton, Connecticut, came of age in New York State, and died in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. From a background of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession (2012)

by Debra J. Allen

Thomas Paine wrote an article advocating the abolition of slavery, and Benjamin Franklin supported the abolitionist cause and became the president of a Pennsylvania antislavery society. During the Articles of Confederation government, the ...

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 the Underground Railroad (2006)

by J. Blaine Hudson

Abolitionist. Movement. The Abolitionist (or Anti-Slavery) Movement was the political and moral struggle to end slavery in the United States. Flowing from the ideas of the Enlightenment, antislave trade and antislavery agitation emerged during ...

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Brown's mission was to provoke a slave rebellion to purge the nation's sin, but the unrepentant Northern reaction to Brown's misdeed and evidence of abolitionist involvement only accelerated the nation's slide toward war. The abolitionist ...

Google previewNelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, Pennsylvania (1896)

Containing a Condensed History of Pennsylvania, of Erie County, and of the Several Cities, Boroughs and Townships in the County; Also Portraits and Biographies of the Governors Since 1790, and of Numerous Representative Citizens

Erie, 179; Register, William Gray (Abolitionist), Wayne, 134; Commissioner, Matthew Greer (Democrat), North East, 781;

Himrod (Abolitionist), Erie, 166; Coroner,Alex Mehaffey (Abolitionist), Erie, 301; Auditor, VVilliam Vincent ( Abolitionist), ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States (1998)

by Linda Eisenmann

the abolitionist crusade used moral suasion to seek repentance not only of slaveholding southerners but also of complacent northerners. Abolitionists were predominantly white, native-born, Evangelical Protestant members of the upwardly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

abolitionist movement before the Civil War. The first issue wasa smallquarto of thirtysix pagesthat providedamix of editorials, commentary, poetry, book reviews, art criticism, and Scientific essays. Throughout itshistory, themagazine published ...

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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 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- CIRCA 1986: stamp printed in USA, shows Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, black heritage serie, circa 1986Small photo of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - CIRCA 1965: a stamp printed in the United States of America shows Lucy Stone, American abolitionist and suffragist, circa 1965 More...

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The value of this 12-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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