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Definitions for abolition
ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ənabo·li·tion

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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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

  2. abolition(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1529.

  3. abolition(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * 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

    Etymology: [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

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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. Hiroshi Harada:

    At that moment, we saw people burned black, having their skin melted or limbs blown apart. It is unlikely that survivors would be in a cheery, welcoming mood, but President Obama would be making a very delicate political decision to come to Hiroshima. I would want to accept his visit with hopes that it will lead to the next action (for the abolition of nuclear arms).

  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. United States:

    This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty, i am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.

  4. Takeshi Masuda:

    If the president is coming to see what really happened here and if that constitutes a step toward the abolition of nuclear arms in future, I don't think we should demand an apology, it has been really tough for those who lost family members. But if we demand an apology, that would make it impossible for him to come.

  5. 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.

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