What does the word abolitionist mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. I told him I was an abolitionist. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm