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abolition

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noun ab·o·li·tion \ˌa-bə-ˈli-shən\

Simple Definition of abolition

  • : the act of officially ending or stopping something : the act of abolishing something; specifically : the act of abolishing slavery

Full Definition of abolition

  1. 1 :  the act of abolishing :  the state of being abolished

  2. 2 :  the abolishing of slavery

ab·o·li·tion·aryplay \-ˈli-shən-ˌer-ē, -ˌe-rē\ adjective

Examples of abolition

  1. the abolition of a law

  2. <calls for the abolition of the death penalty>



Origin of abolition

Middle French, from Latin abolition-, abolitio, from abolēre


First Known Use: 1529


ABOLITION Defined for Kids

abolition

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noun ab·o·li·tion \ˌa-bə-ˈli-shən\

Definition of abolition

  1. :  a complete elimination of <the abolition of war>





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