Definitions for abolishəˈbɒl ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. abolish, get rid of(verb)

    do away with

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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(1.00 / 1 vote)

  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

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


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