proslavery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pro- +‎ slavery

Adjective[edit]

proslavery (comparative more proslavery, superlative most proslavery)

  1. Supporting slavery.
    • 1902, John Lord, Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII[1]:
      By 1835 the excitement was at its height, and especially along the line of the moral and religious argumentation, where the proslavery men met talk with talk.
    • 1918, Carter G. Woodson, A Century of Negro Migration[2]:
      When it seemed later that the cause of freedom would eventually triumph the proslavery element undertook to perpetuate slavery through a system of indentured servant labor.