abolitionism

abolitionism
noun Date: 1808 principles or measures fostering abolition especially of slaveryabolitionist noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aboliţionism — ABOLIŢIONÍSM s.n. Mişcare politică apărută la sfârşitul secolului al XVIII lea, care urmărea desfiinţarea sclaviei negrilor din America; p. gener. mişcare politică ce susţine desfiinţarea sclaviei. [pr.: ţi o ] – Din fr. abolitionnisme. Trimis de …   Dicționar Român

  • Abolitionism — Ab o*li tion*ism, n. The principles or measures of abolitionists. Wilberforce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abolitionism — (n.) 1790, in the anti slavery sense, from ABOLITION (Cf. abolition) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Abolitionism — For other uses, see Abolitionism (disambiguation). Anti slavery redirects here. For the British NGO working for the eradication of slavery, see Anti Slavery International. Am I Not A Man And A Brother? Medallion as part of the anti slavery… …   Wikipedia

  • abolitionism — /ab euh lish euh niz euhm/, n. the principle or policy of abolition, esp. of slavery of blacks in the U.S. [1800 10; ABOLITION + ISM] * * * (с 1783–1888) Movement to end the slave trade and emancipate slaves in western Europe and the Americas.… …   Universalium

  • abolitionism — A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and call for the abolition of: first, slavery (see, for example, the work of, 1759 1833); and, more recently, prisons and imprisonment. The latter stance developed within Scandinavian… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • abolitionism — abolitionist ► NOUN ▪ a person who favours the abolition of something, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery. DERIVATIVES abolitionism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • abolitionism — noun An opinion in favor of the abolition of something. See Also: abolitionist …   Wiktionary

  • aboliţionísm — s. n. (sil. ţi o ), art. aboliţionísmul, g. d. art. aboliţionísmului …   Romanian orthography

  • abolitionism — ab·o li·tion·ism || ‚æbÉ™ lɪʃənɪzm n. principles held by abolitionists; opposition to slavery …   English contemporary dictionary

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