What does the word abolition mean?

Usage examples for abolition

  1. Another novelty well needed would be the abolition of the foot- lights. – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by 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) by 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 by Various