verb (used with object)
Origin of abolish
Examples from the Web for abolishment
But this offering was rejected by activists who are pushing for new elections and an abolishment of the anti-protest laws.
Just last week, Gershom Gorenberg argued in these pages for the abolishment of the chief rabbinate.
He also once wrote an article calling for the abolishment of soccer.
The ascent of woman, which began with the abolishment of corporeal punishment of wives, proceeded very slowly.What eight million women want|Rheta Childe Dorr
But the abolishment of this redemption system would at once give Canada a new banking system.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
One of them, smashing and swarming and screaming its outrage, was demanding the abolishment of computer government.The Ambassador|Samuel Kimball Merwin
It was evident that this Assembly must take a definite position with reference to the question of the abolishment of slavery.
The temporal and spiritual powers of the monastic orders were restricted by the abolishment of their exemptions.Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues|John Alberger
Word Origin for abolish
mid-15c., from Middle French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir "to abolish" (15c.), from Latin abolere "destroy, cause to die out, retard the growth of," perhaps from ab- "from" (see ab-) + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old), and perhaps formed as an antonym to adolere. But the Latin word rather could be from a root in common with Greek ollymi, apollymi "destroy." Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in Latin, based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete. Related: Abolished; abolishing.