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[n] the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment"


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abolishment

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conclusion, ending, termination

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\Ab"o*li"tion\, n. [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See {Abolish}.] 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. Note: The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete

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