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abolition

ab·o·li·tion

abolition

 
pronunciation:
ae b lI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of abolishing or state of being abolished.
In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery.
synonyms:
abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, destruction, elimination, eradication, extermination, extinction, extirpation, obliteration, removal, repeal, rescission, retraction, revocation, termination
similar words:
countermand, devastation, dissolution, reversal, subversion, suppression
definition 2: (cap.) the end of slavery in the United States.
After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved to the North.
similar words:
emancipation, freedom
derivation: abolitionary (adj.)