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ab·o·li·tion·ism

 (ăb′ə-lĭsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Advocacy of the abolition of slavery.

ab′o·li′tion·ist n.

ab•o•li•tion•ism

(ˌæb əˈlɪʃ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
the principle or policy of abolition, esp. of slavery.
[1800–10]

abolitionism

the movement for the abolition of slavery, especially Negro slavery in the U.S. — abolitionist, n.
See also: Slavery
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Noun1.abolitionism - the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slaveryabolitionism - the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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The United Kingdom and Israel are abolitionst, but only for ordinary crimes.