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An abolitionist is someone who campaigns for the abolition of a particular system or practice.

By 1838, the abolitionists had shamed parliament into ending slavery in British colonies...

As long as most people are happy to have the monarchy, the abolitionist position is an arrogant fantasy.

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  • Abolitionist — Ab o*li tion*ist, n. A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abolitionist — (n.) 1795, from ABOLITION (Cf. abolition) + IST (Cf. ist). In Britain, applied 20c. to advocates of ending capital punishment …   Etymology dictionary

  • abolitionist — [n] person wanting something ended activist, advocate, opponent, revolutionary; concept 366 …   New thesaurus

  • abolitionist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who favours the abolition of something, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery. DERIVATIVES abolitionism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • abolitionist — [ab΄ə lishist] n. 1. a person in favor of abolishing some law, custom, etc. 2. [occas.A ] one who favored the abolition of slavery in the U.S. abolitionism n …   English World dictionary

  • Abolitionist — Unter Abolitionismus (vom englischen abolition = Abschaffung, Aufhebung) versteht man eine Bewegung zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte des Abolitionismus 1.1 Vereinigtes Königreich 1.2 Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • abolitionist — UK [ˌæbəˈlɪʃ(ə)nɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms abolitionist : singular abolitionist plural abolitionists a) someone who supports the abolition of something b) someone who supported the abolition of slavery in the 19th century …   English dictionary

  • abolitionist — adj. Abolitionist is used with these nouns: ↑movement …   Collocations dictionary

  • Abolitionist — Abo|li|ti|o|nist der; en, en <aus gleichbed. engl. abolitionist; vgl. ↑...ist> Anhänger des Abolitionismus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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