Part of speech: noun

One who favors abolition, as, formerly, of negro slavery.

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Usage examples "abolitionist":

  1. The abolitionist proper was considered not so much the friend of the negro as the enemy of society. - "The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915", Basil L. Gildersleeve.
  2. The temperance movement absorbed her energies at first; then the Abolitionist cause; and finally the work of securing equal civil rights for women. - "American Men of Mind", Burton E. Stevenson.
  3. I told him I was an abolitionist. - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.