Occurring or existing before a particular war, especially the American Civil War: the conventions of the antebellum South
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- How democratic was the Democratic Party in the South during the antebellum and Civil War periods?
- Parallels to antebellum America have been made repeatedly.
- The antebellum decades were not all that terrific either.
Mid 19th century: from Latin, from ante 'before' and bellum 'war'.
Words that rhyme with antebellumcerebellum, elm, helm, overwhelm, pelham, realm, underwhelm, vellum
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