The definition of abolish means to destroy, get rid of or to stop something.(verb)
An example of abolish would be the ending of slavery in 1865.
See abolish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME abolisshen < OFr aboliss-, extended stem of abolir < L abolescere, to decay little by little, inceptive of abolere, to retard, destroy: formed, with ab-, from, to contrast with adolere, to increase, grow
See abolish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb a·bol·ished, a·bol·ish·ing, a·bol·ish·es
Origin: Middle English abolisshen
Origin: , from Old French abolir, aboliss-
Origin: , from Latin abolēre; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
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