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immediatism

[ih-mee-dee-uh-tiz-uh m]
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noun U.S. History.
  1. a policy for the immediate abolition of slavery.

Origin of immediatism

First recorded in 1815–25; immediate + -ism
Related formsim·me·di·a·tist, noun
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Examples from the Web for immediatist

Historical Examples

  • The abolitionist is reproachfully called an "ultraist" and "an immediatist."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

    American Anti-Slavery Society