[free-soil] /ˈfriˈsɔɪl/

adjective, U.S. History.
pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories.
pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party.
noun, U.S. History.
a region, especially a U.S. territory, prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War.


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