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Etymology

Latin abolitio, from abolere: compare French abolition. See abolish.

Noun

Singular
abolition

Plural
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  1. 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.
  2. (often capitalised), (in British territories) The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).
  3. (often capitalised), (in the US) the emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).

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References

  • Webster 1913

French

Noun

abolition f. (plural abolitions)

  1. abolition.

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