[ 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 forms

free-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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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