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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·o·li·tion /ˌæbəˈlɪʃṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution
          (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of
          capital punishment" [syn: abolishment]