Meaning of ABOLITION in English


ˈabəˈlishən noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle French, from Latin abolition-, abolitio, from abolitus (past participle of abolēre ) + -ion-, -io -ion

: act of abolishing or state of being abolished : abrogation

abolition of imprisonment for debt

specifically : the abolishing of slavery

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