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  1. the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of destroying or doing away with; extinction; the state of being done away with; the annulment or ending of decrees, rites, customs, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The act of abolishing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of abolishing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of abolishing; extinction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of abolishing; state of being abolished; putting an end to slavery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The destruction or abolition of something such as the abolition of slavery. thelawdictionary.org
  9. An act by which a thing is extinguished, abrogated or annihilated. Merl. Repert, h. t., as, the abolition of slavery is the destruction of slavery. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  10. . In the civil and French law abolition is used nearly synonymously with pardon, remission, grace. Dig. 39, 4, 3, 3. There is, however, this difference; grace is the generic term; pardon, according to those laws, is the clemency which the prince extends to a man who has participated in a crime, without being a principal or accomplice; remission is made in cases of involuntary homicides, and self-defence. Abolition is different: it is used when the crime cannot be remitted. The prince then may by letters of abolition remit the punishment, but the infamy remains, unless letters of abolition have been obtained before sentence. Encycl. de d'Alembert, h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  11. The term abolition is used in the German law in the same sense as in the French law. Encycl. Amer. h. t. The term abolition is derived from the civil law, in which it is sometimes used synonymously with absolution. Dig. 39, 4, 3, 3. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  12. A word, often employed, especially by the French, to express the complete suspension of any symptom or function. Abolition of the sight, e. g. is the complete loss of sight. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. Doing, being done, away with. In the 18th and 19th cc. w. ref. to negro slavery and the movement against it, whence also abolitionism (3), abolitionist (2), nn. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Destruction of a part or suppression of a function. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. The destruction or removal of a part; the suppression of a function. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. n. Act of abolishing, or state of being abolished ; a doing away with finally and for ever applied particularly to slavery. Cabinet Dictionary

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