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Meaning of ABOLITION

Pronunciation:  `abu'lishun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment"

ABOLITION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: abolishment
 See Also: conclusion, ending, termination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab"o*li"tion\, n. [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F.
abolition. See {Abolish}.]
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

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abolishment, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancel, canceling, cancellation, cassation, choking, choking off, countermand, counterorder, defeasance, deracination, destruction, elimination, end, eradication, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, invalidation, liquidation, negation, nullification, purge, recall, recantation, renege, repeal, repudiation, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, retraction, reversal, revocation, revoke, revokement, rooting out, setting aside, silencing, snuffing out, stifling, strangulation, suffocation, suppression, suspension, termination, uprooting, vacation, vacatur, voidance, voiding, waiver, waiving, withdrawal, write-off