Definition of abolish
From French abolir, from Latin abolere, from ab + olere ("to grow").
to abolish (third-person singular simple present abolishes, present participle abolishing, simple past and past participle abolished)
- To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; to end a law, system, custom or institution
Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.
- (archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.
And with thy blood abolish so reproachful blot. - Edmund Spenser
His quick instinctive hand Caught at the hilt, as to abolish him. - Alfred Tennyson
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