Part of speech: noun

The act of abolishing; extinction.

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Usage examples "abolition":

  1. Another novelty well needed would be the abolition of the foot- lights. - "Plays by August Strindberg, Second series", August Strindberg.
  2. We rode quietly up to them, and were about to continue on past when one of them yelled: There's that abolition cuss now. - "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)", Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
  3. Practised as an advocate and notary in Montreal, represented Quebec in the Legislature, 1792, and presented a petition from the citizens of Quebec for the abolition of slavery. - "The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History", Various.