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Meaning of free soil

free' soil'

Pronunciation: [key]
— U.S. Hist. U.S. Hist.
  1. a region, esp. a U.S. territory, prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War.

free-soil

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.
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