free' soil'

U.S. Hist.
a region, esp. a U.S. territory, prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War.


Pronunciation: (frē'soil'), [key]
adj. U.S. Hist.
1. pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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