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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of outlawing a system or practice or institution (especially slavery).

Usage examples (34)
  • My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war ... but of its abolition I despair.
  • The abolition of capital punishment
  • And in addition to the word abolition, which comes from 1787, we have slave driver.
  • In slave lands, the word abolition was about as polite as some of the more colorful expletives of a river rat. for more
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