Pronunciation: (ab"u-lish'un), [key]
1. the act of abolishing: the abolition of war.
2. the state of being abolished; annulment; abrogation: the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes.
3. the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, esp. of slavery of blacks in the U.S.
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