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
Recent Examples of abolish from the Web
They originally were sentenced to death, but Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012.
Furthermore, the bill ignores a Trump plan to abolish NIH’s widely lauded global health center.
Sleeping Emily could see that, and abolished the point of stress for me.
Japan will create a low-tariff quota for European cheese and abolish levies over 15 years, while the EU will remove auto tariffs over seven years.
For some the name change would right a wrong: The park was named for the late U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas — who wanted voters to decide the slavery issue rather than abolish it.
Senate Republicans, along with their House counterparts, have repeatedly voted to abolish Obamacare without putting anything in its place, including as recently as 2015.
If large foundations are a threat to democracy, then, is there a way to reform them short of abolishing them altogether?
But that’s because the bill as presented to CBO abolished Obamacare’s individual and employer purchasing mandates without providing any substitute provision to encourage young and healthy people to join or stay in the insurance market.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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