Definition of abolition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abolition

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæbəˈlɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbəˈlɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the ending of a law, a system or an institution the abolition of slavery The report recommended the complete abolition of the tax. the abolition of apartheid/the death penalty Word Origin early 16th cent.: from Latin abolitio(n-), from abolere ‘destroy’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abolition