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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolition in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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. Pope Francis:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Danish Health Minister Sophie Lohde:

    The government of Denmark deeply regrets that the outcome document does not address the abolition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes, denmark is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances.

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