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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. 2018.
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  • Almost every Sunday the antislavery Quakers met at the Anthony farm.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • She heard them discuss woman's rights, which had divided the antislavery ranks.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • These men were in touch with Charles Sumner and other antislavery members of Congress.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • It must be borne in mind that the antislavery movement began in the South.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • We do not oppose California on account of the antislavery clause in her constitution.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • So with the antislavery fanatics; their conclusions are right, if their premises were.

  • Lincoln was severely criticised by the antislavery newspapers of the North.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis
  • But Lincoln did not allow the minds of his antislavery critics to rest.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis
  • The antislavery clause was then dropped, there being but six States for it.

British Dictionary definitions for antislavery


opposed to slavery, esp slavery of Black people
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