abolitionism

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Etymology[edit]

abolition +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.əˌnɪz.m̩/

Noun[edit]

abolitionism (plural abolitionisms)

  1. An opinion in favor of the abolition of something; the tenets of abolitionists. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the US this almost always refers to the historical movement to abolish slavery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6

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