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Definition of "nonslaveholding" [non•slave•hold•ing]

  • Not slaveholding. (adjective)

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Use "nonslaveholding" in a sentence
  • "But slaves did win their freedom in the conflict, while white women -- of slaveholding and nonslaveholding classes alike -- lost almost everything."
  • "Chambers was not thinking of a civil war between slaveholding and nonslaveholding states."
  • "No enactment of Congress could restrain the people of any of the sovereign States of the Union, old or new, North or South, slaveholding or nonslaveholding, from determining the character of their own domestic institutions as they may deem wise and proper."