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English definition of “antebellum”

antebellum

adjective [before noun]   /ˌæn.tiˈbel.əm/ US  /-t̬ə-/ mainly US
relating to the time before a war, especially the American Civil War: Many homes and churches of the antebellum South can still be visited today.War
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