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ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ənabo·li·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolition, abolishmentnoun

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

    "the abolition of capital punishment"

Wiktionary

  1. abolitionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

  2. abolitionnoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

  3. abolitionnoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolitionnoun

    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

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

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

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  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

Examples of abolition in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Hkalam Samson:

    I don’t think anyone can say with any certainty what might happen over the next three days, what’s likely is that Myanmar’s veering towards its most acute constitutional crisis since the abolition of the old junta in 2010.

  4. 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.

  5. Dominic Raab:

    We want a good deal with EU partners and friends but that must involve the abolition of the undemocratic backstop, what the prime minister has instructed and the cabinet has accepted is a turbo-charging of those preparations.

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