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Abolish appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Six crazy kings vowed to abolish my quite pitiful jousts. (47 letters)
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Definition of the verb abolish

What does abolish mean as a doing word?

Abolish is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: abolished | abolishing | abolishes

  1. do away with

Alternative definition of the verb abolish

verb

  1. To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; to end a law, system, custom or institution
  2. [archaic] To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abolish

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Google previewNourishing Vocabulary (2008)

Balancing Words and Learning by Shira Lubliner, Judith A. Scott

abolish is a hard word. Context clues aren't very helpful here and we can't tell what the word means by looking at the word parts. Let's look this word up in the glossary and see if that helps. Mike: It's not there. Is abolitionist in the same ...

Google previewOrganic Christianity (2012)

No additives, pesticides, or insecticides. . . Just Raw Gospel by Ron McIntosh

The word abolish is a very strong Greek word, which means “to render entirely useless (idle).” 4 A simple definition is, “to do away with, or to putanend to .

Google previewA Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Late William Taylor of Norwich ... (1843)

Containing His Correspondence of Many Years with the Late Robert Southey Esq. and Original Letters from Sir Walter Scott and Other Eminent Literary Men. In Two Volumes by J. W. Robberds

Abolish. Abolish is a more gradual proceeding than abrogate. Disuse abolishes; a positive interference is necessary to abrogate. The former is employed with regard to customs ; the latter with regard to the authorized transactions of mankind.

Google previewMaster the Clerical Exams (2010)

by Peterson's

ABOLISH means to do away with, put an end to, or annul. The correct answer is ( D). MEAGER means small, inadequate, or sparse, which is the opposite of ample . The correct answer is (A). INDEFATIGABLE means untiring, which is the same ...

Google previewRepublic of Fear (1998)

The Politics of Modern Iraq, Updated Edition by Kanan Makiya

The authority Saddam Husain wants to abolish is that represented in political thought by the image of the solid pyramid, ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers. By George Crabb, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford (1818)

Abolish is a more gradual proceeding than abrogate or any of the other actions. Disuse abolishes; a positive ...

Google previewHospital Cost Analysis (1995)

by J. R. Butler

"This Act required state governments to abolish means tests and to admit patients to public wards free of ...

Google previewThe Jim Crow Encyclopedia (2008)

Greenwood Milestones in African American History by Nikki L. M. Brown, Barry M. Stentiford

The conference's Civil Rights Committee investigated the poll tax, and in 1941, it formed the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax. Petitioning Congress to abolish the tax in federal elections, the committee played a large role in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Social Movements (2015)

by Immanuel Ness

In the two decades after the American Revolution, every Northern state legislature took steps to abolish slavery; but in the South, with the invention of the cotton gin and the rise of “King Cotton,” the value of slave labor to the region's economy ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

The general assembly cannot, directly or indirectly, abolish any "constitutional office"; that is, one whose tenure is defined by the constitution, but may, directly or indirectly, abolish any "legislative office"; that is, one created by the general ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

express verbally speak, utter express view opine expulsion banning, bouncing, dismissal, ejection, evacuation, eviction, excretion, exile, isolation, ouster, removal expunge abolish, cancel, dele(te), demolish, edit, efface, eliminate, eradicate, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers ... By Samuel Johnson. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1. [-2.] (1777)

For us to abolish ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1900)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

not recognize any agreement by counsel to change or abrogate them,1 nor can the court itself abolish or modify its rules in vacation,* or by orders resting in parol .8 Publication and Filing. — In some jurisdictions it is provided that amendments ...

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Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. (Benjamin Franklin)
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1L1I1S1H4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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