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abolition Syllabification: ab·o·li·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌabəˈliSH(ə)n/

Definition of abolition in English:


The action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution: the abolition of child labor
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  • It also sought abolition of the roster system for the appointment of Urdu teachers.
  • Indeed I think the complexity of the system alone is reason for its abolition.
  • The imminent abolition of the current transfer system will only increase a worrying trend.
scrapping, ending, termination, eradication, elimination, extermination, abolishment, destruction, annihilation, obliteration, extirpation;
annulment, cancellation, invalidation, nullification, dissolution;
formal abrogation


Early 16th century: from Latin abolitio(n-), from abolere 'destroy'.

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