Meaning of ABORTIONIST in English


/euh bawr"sheuh nist/ , n.

1. a person who performs or induces abortions, esp. illegally.

2. a person who favors or advocates abortion as a right or choice that all women should have: usually intended as an offensive term.

[ 1870-75, Amer.; ABORTION + -IST ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .