Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Abolition (Page: 5)

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. &hand; The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete