Meaning of ABOLISH in English

ABOLISH

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈbä-lish ]

transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English abolisshen, from Middle French aboliss-, stem of abolir, from Latin abolēre; probably akin to adolescere to grow up — more at adult

Date: 15th century

1. : to end the observance or effect of : annul

abolish a law

abolish slavery

2. : destroy

• abol·ish·able -li-shə-bəl adjective

• abol·ish·er noun

• abol·ish·ment -mənt noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.