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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.

  2. abolitionnoun

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

  3. abolitionnoun

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

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abolitionnoun

    The act of abolishing. This is now more frequently used than abolishment.

    Etymology: from abolish.

    From the total abolition of the popular power, may be dated the ruin of Rome: for had the reducing hereof to its ancient condition, proposed by Agrippa, been accepted instead of Mæcenas’s model, that state might have continued unto this day. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmologia Sacra, b. iii. c. 4.

    An apoplexy is a sudden abolition of all the senses, external and internal, and of all voluntary motion, by the stoppage of the flux and reflux of the animal spirits through the nerves destined for those motions. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

ChatGPT

  1. abolition

    Abolition refers to the act of formally putting an end to a system, practice, or institution, often one that is considered legally or morally wrong. This is often used in context of the historical movement that sought to end slavery.

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

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

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

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. 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.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    We advocate consistently for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide by every diplomatic avenue available to us, we will continue to provide Mr Gilespie with consular assistance and engage China on his case.

  4. 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.

  5. Guttmacher Institute:

    As a Black liberation movement guided by Black feminist values and a commitment to abolition, we see the fall of Roe for what it is : another avenue for the state to criminalize, surveil and harm the most vulnerable among us.

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