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 abolysshen, borrowed from Middle French aboliss-, stem of abolir “to abolish,” borrowed from Latin abolēre “to destroy, efface, put an end to,” perhaps formed from abolēscere “to shrivel up, be effaced, fall into disuse,” from ab- ab- + -ol-, medial form of the base of alere “to nourish, bring up” + -ēsc-, inchoative suffix — more at 1old
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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