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proslavery

[ proh-sley-vuh-ree, -sleyv-ree ]
/ proʊˈsleɪ və ri, -ˈsleɪv ri /
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adjective
favoring slavery.
U.S. History. favoring the continued enslavement of Black people, or opposed to ending or altering the institution of slavery.
noun
the favoring or support of slavery.
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Origin of proslavery

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; pro-1 + slavery

OTHER WORDS FROM proslavery

pro·slav·er, nounpro·slav·er·y·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proslavery

proslavery
/ (ˌprəʊˈsleɪvərɪ) /

adjective
in favour of or supporting slavery
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