Origin of abolition
Examples from the Web for non-abolition
There is rejoicing here over the non-abolition of the school.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
- the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished; annulment
- (often capital) (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
- (often capital) (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
Word Origin and History for non-abolition
1520s, from Middle French abolition or directly from Latin abolitionem (nominative abolitio) "an abolition," noun of action from past participle stem of abolere "destroy" (see abolish). Specific application to "opposition to the black slave trade as a political question" is first attested 1788.