For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Avolition or Volition?
Header of abolition

Abolition

Video footage: Chikugo River Lift Bridge after the railway abolition, (Video taken with the permission of the administrator)
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

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

noun

  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).

Film

"Abolition" is a 2011 horror film written by Chantelle Kadyschuk, Mike Klassen and Chris Lawson and directed by Mike Klassen.

Music

"Abolition" is a musical album of Lugo.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abolition

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

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 previewContemporary Perspectives on C.S. Lewis' 'The Abolition of Man' (2017)

History, Philosophy, Education, and Science by Timothy M. Mosteller, Gayne John Anacker

Lewis' Abolition is an anti-gospel, a jarring anti-Incarnational vision depicting not God becoming man but man tearing out of himself—if it is possible—the very nature given to him by God. That is the message that Lewis the natural law ...

Google previewWhat's So Great About America (2012)

by Dinesh D'Souza

Abolition is an exclusively Western institution. The historian J. M. Roberts writes, “ No civilization once dependent on slavery has ever been able to eradicate it, except the Western.”15 Of course, slaves in every society don't want to be slaves.

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 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 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession (2012)

by Debra J. Allen

ABOLITION. As a movement organized in the mid-1820s to end the international slave trade and slavery in the United States, abolitionism dates to the colonial era . Petitions for the abolishment of slavery were presented to the colonial ...

Google previewWorld of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes] (2010)

Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States by Kym S. Rice, Martha B. Katz-Hyman

ABOLITION IMAGERY. Abolitionists created images, objects, and performances that portrayed slavery harshly. These images played an important role in both the British and American campaigns to galvanize public opinion against slavery, ...

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 previewThe political text-book, or encyclopedia (1857)

Containing everything necessary for the reference of the politicians and statesmen of the United States by Michael W. Cluskey

Abolition petition of, 6. Military appropriation bill of 1856,341.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Abolition

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Abolition

Click on an item to view that photo:

abolition

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of YOGOHAMA, JAPAN - 15 April 2015 :Thailand tourists toured Japan is extremely popular. After the abolition of visas for tourists, Thailand tourist woman traveling with large bag and railway ticket.Small photo of HANOVER, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03, 2015: bronze monument Goettinger Sieben. It shall remember for 7 professors who protested 1837 against the abolition of the constitution of the Kingdom of HanoverSmall photo of HANOVER, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03, 2015: bronze monument Goettinger Sieben. It shall remember for 7 professors who protested 1837 against the abolition of the constitution of the Kingdom of HanoverSmall photo of HANOVER, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03, 2015: bronze monument Goettinger Sieben. It shall remember for 7 professors who protested 1837 against the abolition of the constitution of the Kingdom of HanoverSmall photo of ATHENS, GREECE - CIRCA APR, 2015: Unknown photographers. Anarchist groups seeking abolition of new maximum security prisons, clashed with riot police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.Small photo of CROATIA ZAGREB, 15 APRIL 2017: a stamp printed in Belgian Congo shows Slaves and Arab Guards, 50th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Belgian Congo, circa 1947Small photo of Georgia-Tbilisi.Carnival in the city of Tbilisi In honor of the abolition of visas with the European Union.3/16/2017. More...

Video language resources about Abolition

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Abolition!

Quotes about Abolition

It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous. (C.S. Lewis)
more quotes about abolition...

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.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Abolition to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary