Abolition meaning

ăbə-lĭshən
Abolition is defined as the ending of slavery.

An example of abolition is the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution in 1865 which made enslaving another person illegal.

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The definition of abolition is the act of stopping something, or the state of being stopped.

An example of abolition is a law that has been repealed.

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Abolishment of slavery.
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The act of doing away with or the state of being done away with; annulment.
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An abolishing or being abolished.
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The abolishing of slavery in the U.S.
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The act of abolishing.
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The legal abolition and prohibition of slavery.
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The abolition of slavery in the United States by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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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. [First attested around the early 16th century.]
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(historical, often capitalised, UK, US) The ending of the slave trade or of slavery. [First attested around the early 18th century.]
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(historical, often capitalised, Australia) The ending of convict transportation. [First attested around the late 18th century.]
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Origin of abolition

  • Latin abolitiō abolitiōn- from abolitus past participle of abolēre to abolish abolish

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

  • First attested in 1529. Either from Middle French abolition, or directly from Latin abolitiō, from aboleō (“destroy”). Compare French abolition. See abolish.

    From Wiktionary