Ab"o*li"tion (#), n. [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See Abolish.]

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.

⇒ The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete

 

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