NounAbolition (plural Abolitions)
- 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.
- (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).
Adjectives for Abolition
projected; forcible; universal; virtual; effectual; ultimate; immediate; instantaneous; gradual.
abolishment; abrogation; annihilation; annulment; cancel; canceling; cancellation; cassation; choking; choking off; countermand; counterorder; defeasance; deracination; destruction; elimination; end; eradication; extermination; extinction; extinguishment; extirpation; invalidation; liquidation; negation; nullification; purge; recall; recantation; renege; repeal; repudiation; rescinding; rescindment; rescission; retraction; reversal; revocation; revoke; revokement; rooting out; setting aside; silencing; snuffing out; stifling; strangulation; suffocation; suppression; suspension; termination; uprooting; vacation; vacatur; voidance; voiding; waiver; waiving; withdrawal; write-off
Abolition f. (plural Abolitions)