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free-soil

[free-soil] /ˈfriˈsɔɪl/
adjective, U.S. History
1.
pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
Related forms
free-soilism, noun
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