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noun
  1. The act of abolish, abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annul, annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
Note: The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete.
  1. (often capitalised), (in British territories) The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).
  2. (often capitalised), (in the US) the emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).
abolitionism Tweet Definition of abolitionism Like Definition of abolitionism on Facebook
noun
  1. The principles or measures of abolitionists. - Wilberforce
Alamo Tweet Definition of Alamo Like Definition of Alamo on Facebook
proper noun the
  1. An infamous fort in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
antebellum Tweet Definition of antebellum Like Definition of antebellum on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of the time period prior to a war.
A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitler's Germany.
  1. In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American civil war, Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of the southern states.
Slavery was an accepted part of plantation life.
Argonaut Tweet Definition of Argonaut Like Definition of Argonaut on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Argonauts)
  1. (Greek Mythology) One of the members of the Argo who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece.
  2. Any of several ships and submarines of the British and US navies.
  3. Team name for the Toronto, Ontario franchise of the Canadian Football League (CFL)

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