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ab·o·li·tion

 (ăb′ə-lĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of doing away with or the state of being done away with; annulment.
2. Abolishment of slavery.

[Latin abolitiō, abolitiōn-, from abolitus, past participle of abolēre, to abolish; see abolish.]

ab′o·li′tion·ar′y (-lĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.

abolition

(ˌæbəˈlɪʃən)
n
1. the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished; annulment
2. (Historical Terms) (often capital) (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
3. (Historical Terms) (often capital) (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
[C16: from Latin abolitio, from abolēre to destroy]
ˌaboˈlitionary adj
ˌaboˈlitionism n
ˌaboˈlitionist n, adj

ab•o•li•tion

(ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished.
2. (sometimes cap.) the legal termination of slavery in the U.S.
[1520–30; < Latin abolitiō=aboli-, variant s. of abolēre to efface, destroy (compare abolish) + -tiō -tion]
ab`o•li′tion•ar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abolition - the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)abolition - the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"

abolition

abolition

noun
Translations
إِلْغاءإلغَاء، إبْطَال
zrušeníodstranění
afskaffelseophævelse
kumoaminenlakkauttaminenlakkautusmitätöinti
abolicijaukinuće
eltörlés
afnám
廃止
폐지
odprava
avskaffande
การล้มเลิก
sự hủy bỏ

abolition

[ˌæbəʊˈlɪʃən] Nabolición f, supresión f

abolition

[ˌæbəˈlɪʃən] n [death penalty, slavery, capital punishment, the monarchy] → abolition f; [fees, tax] → abolition f
the abolition of slavery → l'abolition de l'esclavage

abolition

[æbəʊˈlɪʃn] nabolizione f

abolish

(əˈboliʃ) verb
to put an end to (a custom, law etc). We must abolish the death penalty.
ˌaboˈlition (ӕ-) noun

abolition

إِلْغاء zrušení afskaffelse Abschaffung κατάργηση abolición lakkautus abolition ukinuće abolizione 廃止 폐지 afschaffing avskaffelse zniesienie abolição отмена avskaffande การล้มเลิก yürürlükten kaldırma sự hủy bỏ 废除
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That was the case at present, the only difference being that the competitive wage system compelled a man to work all the time to live, while, after the abolition of privilege and exploitation, any one would be able to support himself by an hour's work a day.
Your father, for example, settles in Vermont, in a town where all are, in fact, free and equal; becomes a regular church member and deacon, and in due time joins an Abolition society, and thinks us all little better than heathens.
When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote.
After a patient waiting, I got one of our city papers, containing an account of the number of petitions from the north, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and of the slave trade between the States.
Suckling was always rather a friend to the abolition.
Among the talkers, was Stryver, of the King's Bench Bar, far on his way to state promotion, and, therefore, loud on the theme: broaching to Monseigneur, his devices for blowing the people up and exterminating them from the face of the earth, and doing without them: and for accomplishing many similar objects akin in their nature to the abolition of eagles by sprinkling salt on the tails of the race.
Here comes a barge, the commander of which is devoted to me because he believes that I am organizing a revolution for the abolition of lock dues and tolls.
The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.
A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.
The abolition of existing property relations is not at all a distinctive feature of Communism.
The peerage without heredity; the National Guard, which puts on the same camp-bed the corner grocer and the marquis; the abolition of the entails demanded by a bourgeois lawyer; the Catholic Church deprived of its supremacy; and all the other legislative inventions of August, 1830,--were to du Bousquier the wisest possible application of the principles of 1793.
Not content with the natural neglect into which Sight Recognition was falling, they began boldly to demand the legal prohibition of all "monopolizing and aristocratic Arts" and the consequent abolition of all endowments for the studies of Sight Recognition, Mathematics, and Feeling.