[ UK /ˌæbəlˈɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌæbəˈɫɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    the abolition of capital punishment
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How To Use abolition In A Sentence

  • Retirement is likely to move from an abrupt halt at a fixed age to a more gradual withdrawal, with the abolition of compulsory retirement ages. Times, Sunday Times
  • Having savored victory, the ruffians moved on to attack the homes of well-known abolitionists in the neighborhood.
  • The trade-off for drivers would be the abolition of road tax and fuel duty, and more spending on the road network. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unless they get something in return - like the abolition of car tax - road pricing could turn into road rage. The Sun
  • Immediate pressure on peasant living standards was relieved by the abolition of redemption dues and restraint of the tax burden.
  • However, there are 120 moneybags written to oppose the abolition of estate duty.
  • How willing were abolitionists to challenge both the accepted ways of acting publicly and by whom the action should be undertaken?
  • As for primogeniture, the leading modern authority on the subject, Professor Stanley Katz of the Chicago Law School, has given no weight at all to gerontophobia in causing its abolition. Growing Old: An Exchange
  • The pressure group was commenting on suggestions that the Government is considering the abolition of pensioners' prescription exemptions.
  • It consisted of six points: universal male suffrage, vote by ballot, equal representation, abolition of the property qualification to sit in Parliament and payment of Members of Parliament.
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