Meaning of free soil
— U.S. Hist. 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.
- pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories.
- pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party.
- free soil (Thesaurus)