,ab·o'li·tion·ism || ‚æbə'lɪʃənɪzm n. principles held by abolitionists; opposition to slavery

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  • Abolitionism — Ab o*li tion*ism, n. The principles or measures of abolitionists. Wilberforce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abolitionism — (n.) 1790, in the anti slavery sense, from ABOLITION (Cf. abolition) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Abolitionism — For other uses, see Abolitionism (disambiguation). Anti slavery redirects here. For the British NGO working for the eradication of slavery, see Anti Slavery International. Am I Not A Man And A Brother? Medallion as part of the anti slavery… …   Wikipedia

  • abolitionism — /ab euh lish euh niz euhm/, n. the principle or policy of abolition, esp. of slavery of blacks in the U.S. [1800 10; ABOLITION + ISM] * * * (с 1783–1888) Movement to end the slave trade and emancipate slaves in western Europe and the Americas.… …   Universalium

  • abolitionism — A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and call for the abolition of: first, slavery (see, for example, the work of, 1759 1833); and, more recently, prisons and imprisonment. The latter stance developed within Scandinavian… …   Dictionary of sociology

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

  • Abolitionism (bioethics) — Abolitionism is a bioethical school and movement which proposes the use of biotechnology to maximize happiness and minimize suffering while working towards the abolition of involuntary suffering. [cite web | title = Abolitionism | url =… …   Wikipedia

  • Abolitionism (animal rights) — Abolitionism within the animal rights movement is a movement that seeks to abolish animal exploitation. The abolitionists objective is to secure a legal and moral paradigm shift, whereby animals are no longer regarded as property to be used or… …   Wikipedia

  • Abolitionism (disambiguation) — *Abolitionism, the movement to end human slavery. *Abolitionism (animal rights), the movement to end the property status of animals. *Abolitionism (bioethics), the use of biotechnology to eliminate involuntary sentient suffering.ee also*Abolition …   Wikipedia

  • abolitionism — noun Date: 1808 principles or measures fostering abolition especially of slavery • abolitionist noun or adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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