abolitionism abolitionism  /ˌæ bə ˈlɪ ʃə ˌnɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

Usage(s):

  1. In American politics, abolitionism was just beginning to move from the left wing into the mainstream.
  2. History, he believes, provided the appropriate issue in abolitionism, which expanded the private privilege of conscience into the public privilege of civil disobedience.

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  • "This has been our mission since the early days of abolitionism, continuing through women's suffrage, the civil rights movement and our current advocacy on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons," Sinkford said.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: William G. Sinkford Source: Alton Telegraph

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