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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.
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|Adj.||1.||abolitionary - relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery|
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