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noun
1.  the act of abolishing or state of being abolished
In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery.

2.  (cap.) the end of slavery in the United States.
After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved to the North.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun abolition

VERB + abolition:    favor ~ (e.g., The candidate favors the abolition of income tax for the poor), oppose ~ , call for ~ , demand ~ , argue for ~ , argue in favor of ~ ,  argue against ~ , advocate for ~, advocate in favor of ~ , promote ~ , lead the fight for ~ , recommend ~ , propose ~ , achieve ~ , announce ~ , embrace ~ , decry ~