abolitionism

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English[edit]

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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. ^ “abolitionism” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.

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