pro abolitionist

abolitionist

[ab-uh-lish-uh-nist]
noun
1.
(especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
2.
a person who favors the abolition of any law or practice deemed harmful to society: the abolitionists who are opposed to capital punishment.

Origin:
1830–40; abolition + -ist

proabolitionist, noun, adjective
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abolitionist
1836, from abolitionism. In Britain, applied 20c. to advocates of ending capital punishment.
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