abolition

[ ab-uh-lish-uhn ]
/ ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən /

noun

the act of abolishing: the abolition of war.
the state of being abolished; annulment; abrogation: the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes.
the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S.

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Origin of abolition

1520–30; < Latin abolitiōn- (stem of abolitiō), equivalent to abolit(us) effaced, destroyed, past participle of abolēre (cf. abolish) + -iōn- -ion

ANTONYMS FOR abolition

OTHER WORDS FROM abolition

ab·o·li·tion·ar·y, adjectivenon·ab·o·li·tion, nounpro·ab·o·li·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-abolition

abolition
/ (ˌæbəˈlɪʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of abolition

abolitionary, adjectiveabolitionism, nounabolitionist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for abolition

C16: from Latin abolitio, from abolēre to destroy
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