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abolition

Line breaks: abo|li¦tion
Pronunciation: /abəˈlɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of abolition in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of abolishing a system, practice, or institution: the abolition of the death penalty
More example sentences
  • 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.
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Origin

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

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