Origin of abolishMiddle English abolisshen from Old French aboliss-, extended stem of abolir from Classical Latin abolescere, to decay little by little, inceptive of abolere, to retard, destroy: formed, with ab-, from, to contrast with adolere, to increase, grow
An example of abolish would be the ending of slavery in 1865.
transitive verba·bol·ished, a·bol·ish·ing, a·bol·ish·es
- To do away with; put an end to; annul: voted to abolish the tax.
- Archaic To destroy completely.
Origin of abolishMiddle English abolisshen from Old French abolir aboliss- from Latin abolēre ; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abolishes, present participle abolishing, simple past and past participle abolished)
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