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Definition of the noun abolition

What does abolition mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abolitions

  1. the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    • example: the abolition of capital punishment
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of abolition: abolishment
    • more generic words: conclusion / ending / termination = the act of ending something

Alternative definition of the noun abolition


  1. 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.
  2. (often capitalised), (in British territories) The ending of the slave trade (1807) or of slavery (1833).
  3. (often capitalised), (in the US) the emancipation of slaves, by the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, ratified 1865).


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abolition

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Google previewMigrants at Work (2014)

Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law by Cathryn Costello, Mark Freedland

Its abolition is a significant element in the shift away from 'employmentfocused' regulation in this sector.

Google previewPeace by Peaceful Means (1996)

Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization by Johan Galtung

Abolition is an anomaly, and was, indeed, very strongly resisted. Anti-slavery campaigns can also be explained in terms of Blue logic by looking further down the column of factors for another key variable: factor (including labor) mobility. With a ...

Google previewThinking About Nuclear Weapons (2013)

Analyses and Prescriptions by Fred Holroyd

Jonathan Schell's book The Abolition is an attempt to resolve this question. In the extract which constitutes article 24, Schell recognizes an apparent contradiction between 'the two goals we have set for ourselves' - namely 'to keep the ...

Google previewCity Club Bulletin (1911)

by City Club of Philadelphia

The argument for its abolition is that it is paid by the parties, but eventually comes out of the office ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition (2007)

by Peter P. Hinks, John R. McKivigan

Antislavery and Abolition ...

Google previewAbolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2015)

A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Peter Hinks, John McKivigan

Thinking about race played a vital part in the movement toward·or away from· abolition. Not all abolitionists endorsed principles of racial equality and controversies over race persisted from the time of emancipation to modern times.

Google previewNegro Year Book and Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro (1922)

April 14, first Abolition Society in America organized for promoting ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010)

by Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

To some, abolition requires doing away with the entire criminal justice system and to others abolition implies the end of penal law as it presently exists. Abolition is considered possible as the concepts of “crime” and “punishment” are not ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

triadicity abolition of labour ' Aufliebung der Arbeit f (Proudhon etc) (soc) abolition of private property ' Aufhebung des Privateigentums f (Marx etc) (ec0‚ soc) abolition ol' slavery ' Abschaffung der Sklaverei fi Aufhebung der Sklaverei f (pol) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of African American Military History (2004)

by William Weir

ABOLITION. MOVEMENT: Efforts to abolish slavery began before the American Revolution. In very early colonial times, slavery had not yet established itself. In the largest colony, Virginia, in 1681, there were three thousand black and fifteen ...

Google previewDictionary of American Government and Politics (2010)

by Duncan Watts

Abolitionists agitated for the immediate, unconditional and total abolition of slavery in the United States. Abolitionist groups existed before the founding of the Republic. Some of those involved at Philadelphia were involved in the cause, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in American Politics (1999)

by Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, Iain S. MacLean

Abolition. Abolition. Abolition, the nineteenth-century movement to abolish slavery in the United States, drew heavily on the theology and biblical interpretations of religious people for its justification. Both apocalyptic and judgmental in tone, the ...

Google previewPolitical and Historical Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

by Christine Fauré

the abolition ofslavery in several English colonies (1777–78); the French Declaration des Droits de ...

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Small photo of Victim boy with hands tied up with rope in emotional stress and pain, afraid, restricted, trapped, call for help, struggle, terrified, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Stop concept.Small photo of 4 August 1789, the night of privilege abolition, French Revolution. Created by Monnet, published on Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1882Small photo of Abolitionist address by Benjamin Franklin. As President of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery published this Broadside on Nov. 9 1779.Small photo of Black and white helping hand on black background. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. International Human Solidarity DaySmall photo of Silhouette human hands or Adam's hand reaching to hand of God over abstract blurred nature background. Light of hope from heaven, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Volunteer concept.Small photo of LONDON - JUNE 2014: St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, completed in 1708, on 01 March 2014. An art installation of six steel figures by Sokari Douglas Camp commemorate the abolition of slaverySmall photo of LONDON - JUNE 2014: St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, completed in 1708, on 01 March 2014. An art installation of six steel figures by Sokari Douglas Camp commemorate the abolition of slavery More...

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Quotes about Abolition

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.... (C.S. Lewis)
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1L1I1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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