free-soil

[ free-soil ]
/ ˈfriˈsɔɪl /
|

adjective U.S. History.

pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories.
pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party.

Origin of free-soil

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Related formsfree-soil·ism, noun

Definition for free-soil (2 of 2)

free soil


noun U.S. History.

a region, especially a U.S. territory, prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War.

Origin of free soil

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for free-soil