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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abolition  \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 
 
  Note:  The  application  of  this  word  to  persons  is  now  unusual 
  or  obsolete 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abolition 
  n  :  the  act  of  abolishing  [syn:  {abolishment}] 




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