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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. abolitionary(adj)

    relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery

Wiktionary

  1. abolitionary(Adjective)

    Relating to or favoring abolition.

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