(especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
a person who favors the abolition of any law or practice deemed harmful to society: the abolitionists who are opposed to capital punishment.

1830–40; abolition + -ist

proabolitionist, noun, adjective
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And while he certainly wasn't immune to the prejudices of his time, he did come
  from a family of abolitionists.
Indeed, he might have been designed to test the faith of abolitionists
But, say the abolitionists, time-even small amounts of it-does matter.
Sometimes, rather, he was personally repelled by abolitionists.
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