Abolisher - definition of abolisher by The Free Dictionary
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1. To do away with; put an end to; annul: voted to abolish the tax.
2. Archaic To destroy completely.
[Middle English abolisshen
, from Old French abolir, aboliss-
, from Latin abolēre
; see al-
in Indo-European roots
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References in periodicals archive
Cromwell - that arch abolisher
of ceremonies - also made it illegal to eat more than three courses for Christmas dinner.
He called Corbyn a "NATObashing, Trident-scrapping, would-be abolisher
of the Army whose first instinct in the event of almost any international outrage or disaster is to upend the analysis until he can find a way of blaming British foreign policy".
Mr Johnson used his speech to attack Mr Corbyn - "that Natobashing, Trident-scrapping, would-be abolisher
of the British army" - and the "zombie" ideology of 1970s-style socialism.