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Definition of Abolition

  • 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.
  • the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)

How to use abolition in a sentence. Abolition pronunciation.

It happens that the receiving of stolen goods or the passing of forged checks is a crime under the law, as well as the stealing or the forgery itself; and that the Prohibition law does not make the drinking or even the buying of liquor, but only the making or selling of it, a crime; but what a miserable refuge this is for a man who professes to believe that the abolition of intoxicating liquor is so supreme a public necessity as to demand the remaking of the Constitution of the United States for the purpose!
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Prohibition has meant, to the average farmer, the abolition of the village groggery and the small-town barroom.
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Besides the abolition of poverty, there would be the extinction of many sinister forms of competitive greed and dishonesty.
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One good deed at least Arsenius had seen done-a deed which has lasted to all time, and done, too, to the eternal honour of his order, by a monk-namely, the abolition of gladiator shows.
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After showing that the great Fathers of Revolutionary times, and notably the great Southerners, were antislavery men; that the first abolition society was formed in the Middle and Border States, and not in the Northeast; and that emancipation was enacted by the Eastern and Middle States as a natural consequence of the growth of that sentiment, the orator said:- "What was it, then, when the country had advanced so far towards universal emancipation in the period of our national formation, that stopped this onward tide?
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The real cause of this estrangement, and of all the accusations against him, was this,-he did not sympathize with the Abolition party; he was not prepared to embark in a crusade against slavery, the basal institution of the South.
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In 1837 three hundred thousand persons petitioned for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.
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To provide for concessions on either side, he proposed the admission of California (whose new constitution prohibited slavery); the organization of Utah and New Mexico as Territories without mention of slavery (leaving it to the people); the arrangement of the boundary of Texas; the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia; and the enactment of a more stringent fugitive-slave law, commanding the assistance of people in the free States to capture runaways, when summoned by the authorities.
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Yet he did not pass beyond the constitutional limit in his argument: he admitted the right of the South to a fugitive-slave law, and the right of a Territory to enact slavery for itself on becoming a State; he favored abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia only on the request of its inhabitants, and would forward the colonization of the negroes in Liberia if they wished it and their masters consented.
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The abolition of slavery is therefore forever identified with the administration of Lincoln.
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And though I sometimes accept a popular call, and preach on Temperance or the Abolition of Slavery, as lately on the 1st of August, I am sure to feel, before I have done with it, what an intrusion it is into another sphere, and so much loss of virtue in my own.
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Sixty years ago, therefore, the abolition of war looked as unprosperous a speculation as Dr. Darwin's scheme for improving our British climate by hauling out all the icebergs from the polar basin in seasons when the wind sate fair for the tropics; by which means these wretched annoyers of our peace would soon find themselves in quarters too hot to hold them, and would disappear as rapidly as sugar-candy in children's mouths.
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But by the union of the Jewish or pure Freemasons and the Tyrian or spurious Freemasons at Jerusalem, there was a mutual infusion of their respective doctrines and ceremonies, which eventually terminated in the abolition of the two distinctive systems and the establishment of a new one, that may be considered as the immediate prototype of the present institution.
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This is as much the cause of our day as abolition was the cause of the days before the Civil War.
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At the regular annual meeting of this Society, on Monday, January 13, I hope, and have every reason to expect that a resolution will be introduced, providing for the abolition of the pew rental system of financial support, and the establishment of the principle of free pews.
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The abolition of the former (compare above, p. 176 f.) is predicted in this verse; the abolition of the latter, in the verse following.
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If he thus hopes for a purification from superstitious accretions of the places where Jehovah is worshipped, it is clear that he is not thinking of their total abolition.
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With the tone of repudiation in which the earlier prophets, in the zeal of their opposition, had occasionally spoken of practices of worship at large, there was nothing to be achieved; the thing to be aimed at was not abolition, but reformation, and the end it was believed would be helped by concentration of all ritual in the capital.
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To the last named the restriction of the sacrificial worship must have in itself seemed an advantage; to it in later times the complete abolition of sacrifice was mainly due, and something of the later effect doubtless lay in the original intention.
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Nowhere does it become apparent that the abolition of the Bamoth and Asherim and memorial stones is the real object contemplated; these institutions are now almost unknown, and what is really only intelligible as a negative and polemical ordinance is regarded as full of meaning in itself.
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Examples of Abolition

Example #1
Not the least of the causes of public disrespect for the Prohibition law is the notorious insincerity of the makers of the law, and their flagrant disrespect for their own creation.
Example #2
Or a law against forgery if the legislators were in the frequent habit of passing forged checks?
Example #3
That it plays a very different part in the lives of millions of city people-and for that matter that it does so in the lives of millions of industrial workers in smaller communities-is a notion that never enters the farmer's mind.
Example #4
The village grogshop, the bar of the smalltown hotel, in America has presented little but the gross and degrading aspect of drinking.
Example #5
To the eye of the thinking conservative, these things-poverty, greed, dishonesty-while serious evils, are but the blemishes in a great and wholesome scheme of human life; drawbacks which go with the benefits of a system in which each man is free, within certain necessary limits, to do his best or his worst; a price such as, in this imperfect world, we have to pay for anything that is worth having.
Example #6
The productive power of mankind, thanks to the progress of science and invention, is now so great that, even if Socialism were to bring about a very great decline of productiveness-not, to be sure, such utter blasting of productiveness as has been caused by the Bolshevik insanity-there would yet be amply enough to supply, by equal distribution, the simple needs of all the people.