A person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.
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- The themes of slavery and the abolitionist movement are clearly presented in the film - not just underlying themes as in the book.
- The Chartists opposed slavery and supported the abolitionist movement.
- They saw her as a modern incarnation of the abolitionists, who they believe struck down the evil of slavery and, in so doing, saved the Republic.
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- If you don't understand the role of religious faith as the foundation for influential movements from temperance, to prison reform, to abolitionism, then you don't understand American history.
- In the 1830s feminism as a self-conscious movement grew around abolitionism, particularly around the individualist anarchist William Lloyd Garrison.
- This is foolish since our greatest political movements - abolitionism, civil rights, etc. - were religious before they were political.
Definition of abolitionist in:
- The British & World English dictionary