adjective Date: 1846 1. characterized by free soil <
free-soil states
2. capitalized F&S opposing the extension of slavery into United States territories and the admission of slave states into the Union prior to the Civil War; specifically of, relating to, or constituting a minor United States political party having these aims • Free-Soiler nounFree-Soilism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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