Free-soil Free"-soil`, a. 1. Pertaining to, or advocating, the non-extension of slavery; -- esp. applied to a party which was active during the period 1846-1856. [U.S.] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Pertaining to territory where slavery was prohibited. [U.S.] [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: slaveless. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Free"soil`er}, n. [U.S.] -- {Free"-soil`ism}, n. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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