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Definition of "antislavery" []

  • Opposed to the practice or institution of slavery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antislavery" in a sentence
  • "In Jackson's second term the antislavery movement began in earnest; the Whig party was organized and named; the national debt was paid off, and the surplus distributed."
  • "We have already seen how deeply young Douglass was impressed with Mr. Garrison's writings in The Liberator, and it can be easily inferred that the word "antislavery" should have stirred him as no other word in the language of freedom."
  • "Actually, white Southerners would have been pro-slavery without religion; while white Northerners likely would have been antislavery only because of religion."