The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. -

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  • abolishment — abolishment, abolition Both words date from the 16c and have been used principally with reference to concepts and institutions such as authority, laws, beliefs, feelings, and sins. In the 18c and 19c, abolition took on special meanings relating… …   Modern English usage

  • Abolishment — A*bol ish*ment ( ment), n. [Cf. F. abolissement.] The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abolishment — I noun abatement, annulment, cancellation, cessation, close, completeness, conclusion, culmination, discontinuance, dissolution, elimination, end, expiration, extinguishment, finality, finish, termination II index abolition, ademption, annulment …   Law dictionary

  • abolishment — noun see abolish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abolishment — See abolishable. * * * …   Universalium

  • abolishment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An often formal act of putting an end to: abolition, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, defeasance, invalidation, negation, nullification, voidance. Law: avoidance, extinguishment. See CONTINUE …   English dictionary for students

  • abolishment — É™bÉ‘lɪʃmÉ™nt /É™bÉ’l n. annulment, nullification, abrogation, cancellation, elimination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abolishment — abol·ish·ment …   English syllables

  • abolishment — See abolish …   Black's law dictionary

  • abolishment — noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) the abolition of capital punishment • Syn: ↑abolition • Derivationally related forms: ↑abolish, ↑abolitionary (for: ↑abolition), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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