Associations to the word «Abolition»

Wiktionary

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.]

Dictionary definition

ABOLITION, noun. The act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy