What does abolish mean?

Definitions for abolishəˈbɒl ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolish, get rid of(verb)

    do away with

    "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"

Wiktionary

  1. abolish(Verb)

    To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; to end a law, system, custom or institution

    Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.

  2. abolish(Verb)

    To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.

  3. Origin: First attested in 1459. From abolisshen, from abolir, from abolere, present active infinitive of aboleo, from ab + oleo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolish(verb)

    to do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly

  2. Abolish(verb)

    to put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abolish

    ab-ol′ish, v.t. to put an end to: to annul.—adj. Abol′ishable, capable of being abolished.—ns. Abol′ishment (rare); Aboli′tion, the act of abolishing; Aboli′tionism, advocacy of abolitionist principles; Aboli′tionist, one who seeks to abolish anything, esp. slavery. [Fr. abolir, aboliss—from L. abolēre, -itumab, from, olēre, to grow. The prep. ab here reverses the meaning of the simple verb.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abolish' in Verbs Frequency: #753

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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