• (America) IPA: /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.n̩/

abolition (plural abolitions)

  1. The act of abolishing; an annulling; abrogation [First attested around the early 16th century.]
    the abolition of slavery
    the abolition of laws
    the abolition of decress
    the abolition of taxes
    the abolition of debts
  2. The state of being abolished
  3. (historical, often capitalised, UK, US) The ending of the slave trade or of slavery. [First attested around the early 18th century.]
  4. (historical, often capitalised, Australia) The ending of convict transportation. [First attested around the late 18th century.]
  5. (obsolete) An amnesty; a putting out of memory. [Attested from the early 17th century to the early 19th century.]
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