the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
"the abolition of capital punishment"
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.
The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).
The emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).
Origin: * First attested in 1529.
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
Origin: [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See Abolish.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'abolition' in Nouns Frequency: #2763
The numerical value of abolition in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of abolition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The abolition of the cap will cost jobs, but the sector overcame the franc crisis in 2011 and will also cope with this crisis.
I make an appeal to the conscience of all rulers, so that we can achieve an international consensus for the abolition of the death penalty.
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.
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.
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.
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- إلغاء, إبطالArabic
- отменяне, премахванеBulgarian
- Abschaffung, AufhebungGerman
- kumoaminen, [[orjuuden]] [[lakkauttaminen]], [[orjien]] [[vapauttaminen]], mitätöinti, [[orjakaupan]] [[lakkauttaminen]], lakkauttaminenFinnish
- abolisyonHaitian Creole
- 廃止, 撤廃Japanese
- abolirea sclaviei, abolireRomanian
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