The action of abolishing a system, practice, or institution: the abolition of the death penalty
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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, stopping, doing away with, termination, eradication, elimination, extermination, destruction, annihilation, obliteration, quashing, extirpation;
revocation, repeal, rescindment, overturning, discontinuation, removal, withdrawal, retraction, countermanding, excising, vitiation, abrogation
Early 16th century: from Latin abolitio(n-), from abolere 'destroy'.
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