abolition n : the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment" [syn: abolishment]
- 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,
- Note: The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete.
- (often capitalised), (in British territories) The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).
- (often capitalised), (in the US) the emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).
act of abolishing
- Croatian: abolicija
- Finnish: lakkauttaminen, kumoaminen (laws), mitätöinti (debts)
- Japanese: 廃止 (はいし)
- German: Abschaffung, Aufhebung
- Portuguese: abolição
Abolition of slave trade
emancipation of slaves
- ttbc Esperanto: abolicio, forigo
- ttbc French: abolition
- ttbc Interlingua: abolition
- ttbc Italian: abolizione
- ttbc Slovak: zrušenie
- ttbc Spanish: abolición
- ttbc Vietnamese: sự thủ tiêu, sự bãi bỏ, sự huỷ bỏ
- Volapük: säkib, finid
- Webster 1913
Abolish is the act of formally repealing an existing practice legal means, either by making it illegal, or simply no longer allowing it to exist in any form.
Famous things that have been abolished include:
Issue that are topics of debate over their possible abolition include:
- suffering; see also: Abolitionism (bioethics)
- the death penalty
- firearms ownership and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
- Age of Consent
- the legal status of animals as property; see Abolitionism (animal rights)
A common and usually uncontroversial act of abolition is the abolition of electoral districts during redistricting.
abolition in French: Abolition
abolition in Dutch: Abolitionisme
abolition in Portuguese: Abolição
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