[ ab-uh-lish-uh-nist ]
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  1. (especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S.

  2. a person who favors the abolition of any law or practice deemed harmful to society: the abolitionists who are opposed to capital punishment.

Origin of abolitionist

First recorded in 1830–40; abolition + -ist

Other words from abolitionist

  • pro·ab·o·li·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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