Abolish Definition

ə-bŏlĭsh
abolished, abolishes, abolishing
verb
abolished, abolishes, abolishing
To do away with completely; put an end to; esp., to make (a law, etc.) null and void.
Webster's New World
To destroy completely.
American Heritage
To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of abolish means to destroy, get rid of or to stop something.
An example of abolish would be the ending of slavery in 1865.
YourDictionary

To end a law, system, institution, custom or practice. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]

Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.
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Origin of Abolish

  • From Middle English abolisshen, from Middle French abolir (“to abolish”), from Latin abolēre (“destroy, cause to die out”), present active infinitive of aboleō (“destroy, abolish”), abolesco (“to wither, to decay”), from ab (“from, away from”) + oleō (“to grow”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English abolisshen from Old French abolir aboliss- from Latin abolēre al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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