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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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Subsequently, it transformed the whole world, by inspiring millions of other victims of oppression in their quest for liberty, a movement that resulted in a crescendo of abolitions and emancipation most notably in America and Europe, and independence of African nations around the world.
On 25 March, Africans from around the globe came together to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of Britain's abolition of the slave trade.
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was enacted on 25 March 1807 by the British, one of the principal European powers that developed this iniquitous practice.