abolitionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1788. abolition +‎ -ist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bə.lɪʃ.n̩.ɪst/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bə.lɪʃ.n̩.ɪst/, /ˈæ.bə.lɪʃ.n̩.əst/

Adjective[edit]

abolitionist (comparative more abolitionist, superlative most abolitionist)

  1. (historical) In favor of the abolition of slavery. [since the late 18th century][1]

Noun[edit]

abolitionist (plural abolitionists)

  1. A person who favors the abolition of any particular institution. [since the late 18th century][1]
  2. (historical, US) A person who favored or advocated the abolition of slavery. [since the late 18th century][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6