Definitions for abolishəˈbɒl ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bol•ishəˈbɒl ɪʃ(v.t.)-ished, -ish•ing.

  1. to do away with (a law, custom, condition, etc.) completely; put an end to; annul:

    to abolish slavery.

Origin of abolish:

1425–75; late ME < MF aboliss-, long s. of abolir < L abolēre to destroy, efface, put an end to

a•bol′ish•ment(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. abolish(verb)əˈbɒl ɪʃ

    to end officially

    The law was abolished in 1979.

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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


Translations for abolish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abolish(verb)

to put an end to (a custom, law etc)

We must abolish the death penalty.

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