abolition act, or emancipation act



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abolition act, or emancipation act - Abolition Act, or emancipation act;
abolition act, or emancipation act - Popular term for the Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies, passed by the British Parliament on Aug." 7, 1833. It declared slavery to be unlawful "utterly and for ever" on and after Aug. I, 1834, and allowed a sum of £20,000,000 in compensation to slave owners. An earlier measure abolishing the slave trade had been passed in 1807. See Anti-Slavery Movement; Slave Trade.

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