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abolition

noun ab·o·li·tion \ˌa-bə-ˈli-shən\

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

Full Definition of ABOLITION

1
:  the act of abolishing :  the state of being abolished
2
:  the abolishing of slavery
ab·o·li·tion·ary \-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

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