Examples of abolish in a sentence
He is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
the U.S. abolished slavery by constitutional amendment on December 6, 1865
Origin and Etymology of abolish
Middle English abolisshen, from Medieval French aboliss-, stem of abolir, from Latin abolēre; probably akin to adolescere to grow up — more at adult
First Known Use: 15th century
ABOLISH Defined for Kids
Definition of abolish for Students
: to do away with : put an end to abolish discrimination
Legal Definition of abolish
: to end the observance or effect of : annul
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