Ab·o·li·tion n. 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.
Note: ☞ The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete
n : the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution
(especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of
capital punishment" [syn: abolishment]