Definitions for abolitionˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolition, abolishment(noun)

    the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)

    "the abolition of capital punishment"

Wiktionary

  1. abolition(Noun)

    The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.

  2. abolition(Noun)

    The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).

  3. abolition(Noun)

    The emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1529.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolition(noun)

    the act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc

  2. Origin: [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See Abolish.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abolition' in Nouns Frequency: #2763

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hans Hess:

    The abolition of the cap will cost jobs, but the sector overcame the franc crisis in 2011 and will also cope with this crisis.

  2. Jack Markell:

    We must publicly and candidly acknowledge the lasting damage of past sins – damage that continues to reverberate more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.

  4. Audrey Gaughran:

    The long-term trend is definitely positive -- we are seeing a decrease in the number of executions (worldwide), a number of countries are closer to abolition, and there are some signs that some countries will be abolitionist by 2015. (There are) signals of a world that is nearing abolition.

  5. Václav Havel:

    A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit. A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states.


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