Definitions for abolitionˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•o•li•tionˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished.

  2. (sometimes cap.) the legal termination of slavery in the U.S.

    Category: American History

Origin of abolition:

1520–30; < L abolitiō=aboli-, var. s. of abolēre to efface, destroy (cf. abolish ) +-tiō -tion

ab`o•li′tion•ar′y(adj.)

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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


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