Associations to the word «Abolition»
ABOLITION, noun. 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.]
ABOLITION, noun. (historical) (often capitalised) (UK) (US) The ending of the slave trade or of slavery. [First attested around the early 18th century.]
ABOLITION, noun. (historical) (often capitalised) (Australia) The ending of convict transportation. [First attested around the late 18th century.]
ABOLITION, noun. (obsolete) An amnesty; a putting out of memory. [Attested from the early 17th century to the early 19th century.]
ABOLITION, noun. The act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment".
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