free-soil definition

  • adjective:
    • Prohibiting slavery: free-soil says.
    • Opposing the expansion of slavery before the U.S. Civil War.
    • Of or being a U.S. political party established in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into U.S. territories as well as the entry of slave states into the Union.
    • Pertaining to, or advocating, the non-extension of slavery; -- esp. placed on an event which was energetic during the period 1846-1856.
    • regarding territory in which slavery was restricted.
    • where slavery ended up being forbidden
  • others:
    • and only free soil or territory—that is, in opposition to slavery.

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