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[an-tee-sley-vuh-ree, -sleyv-ree, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈsleɪ və ri, -ˈsleɪv ri, ˌæn taɪ-/
opposition to slavery.
of or relating to antislavery:
The antislavery movement in the United States gained momentum in the early 19th century.
Origin of antislavery
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20; anti- + slavery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Secondly, I arraign it in the name of Freedom, as an unjustifiable departure from the original antislavery policy of our fathers.

  • It must be borne in mind that the antislavery movement began in the South.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • She was troubled, confused, and disillusioned by the attitude of these men and by that of most of her antislavery friends.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • We do not oppose California on account of the antislavery clause in her constitution.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • The book which should reproduce the antislavery history of those thirty years would possess an unimagined charm.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • Almost every Sunday the antislavery Quakers met at the Anthony farm.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • In the country, at this time, there was strictly no dividing line between antislavery and Proslavery.

  • These men were in touch with Charles Sumner and other antislavery members of Congress.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • The testimony of correspondents was in harmony with the antislavery press.

British Dictionary definitions for antislavery


opposed to slavery, esp slavery of Black people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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