Noun Abolition Definition and Examples







The action of abolishing a system, practice, or institution.
  1. 'The age discrimination law will mean the total abolition of the retirement age.'
  2. 'The party has also argued for abolition of the House of Lords and refused to take seats in it.'
  3. 'They have written to New Forest District Council and demanded the immediate abolition of the fees.'
  4. 'Indeed I think the complexity of the system alone is reason for its abolition.'
  5. 'Why not select several limited but hated taxes, totalling a few billion, and earmark them for abolition?'
  6. 'I agree with the suffrage of women, the abolition of torture and so on.'
  7. 'Among the major parties abolition of faith schools is inconceivable because they are too popular.'
  8. 'The abolition of most grammar schools kicked away the ladder for children from poorer backgrounds.'
  9. 'The imminent abolition of the current transfer system will only increase a worrying trend.'
  10. 'They escaped the death penalty by only a couple of months as abolition took effect four weeks before their arrest.'
((n.) 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.)


1. the act of abolishing: the abolition of war.

2. the state of being abolished; annulment; abrogation: the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes.

3. the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S.


"There can be abolition approaches."
"There can be abolition advocates."
"There can be abolition plans."
"There can be abolition pfs."
"There can be abolition movements."
"There can be abolition measures."
"There can be abolition lobbies."
"There can be abolition legislations."
"There can be abolition laws."
"There can be abolition efforts."
"taxes can have abolitions."
"things can have abolitions."
"properties can have abolitions."
"authorities can have abolitions."
"controls can have abolitions."
"people/places/organizations can have abolitions."
"credits can have abolitions."
"councils can have abolitions."
"penalties can have abolitions."
"duties can have abolitions."

Early 16th century: from Latin abolitio(n-), from abolere ‘destroy’.

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