Definition of anti-slavery in English:



  • Opposed to the practice or system of slavery.

    ‘the anti-slavery movement’
    • ‘In recent decades, historians have sought to interpret the evangelical transition from antislavery sentiment to proslavery views following the Revolutionary era.’
    • ‘She made no reference to his having played any further role in the antislavery movement.’
    • ‘Brown, a businessman with a checkered career, joined the antislavery movement in the 1830s.’
    • ‘The early suffrage movement was linked with the anti-slavery movement.’
    • ‘An early example is the support given by British workers to the Northern anti-slavery forces in the American Civil War of 1861-64.’
    • ‘The most important was the gradual rise of a climate in New England in which anti-slavery sentiments were becoming more acceptable.’
    • ‘Antislavery was the first great human rights crusade in American history.’
    • ‘She has included newspaper clippings relating to the underground railroad from a variety of different nineteenth-century anti-slavery papers.’
    • ‘The Missouri crisis worried slaveowners about the growing power of antislavery sentiment in the North.’
    • ‘Stevens constantly pressured President Abraham Lincoln to institute an antislavery policy.’
    • ‘Expressions of antislavery sentiment were considerably more frequent among migrants to the South.’
    • ‘Higginson was a fervent abolitionist, running guns to anti-slavery settlers.’
    • ‘She eventually wrote him a carefully phrased warning about his epistolary antislavery candor.’
    • ‘The anti-slavery movement also unwittingly laid the foundations of colonial rule.’
    • ‘In its place rose the Republican Party, founded by antislavery forces on a platform barring any expansion of slavery into the territories.’
    • ‘Some churches embraced efforts at social reform, including the anti-slavery movement; the region was a critical junction on the underground railroad.’
    • ‘The resolution calls on the two countries to enforce existing anti-slavery laws or pass new ones.’
    • ‘I am currently looking at the influence of English ideas on the eighteenth-century French anti-slavery movement.’
    • ‘Momentum had been building for a few years among antislavery activists.’
    • ‘His new type of personal story influenced how black narrative literature was written throughout the antislavery era.’