abolishment abolishment

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. His followers emphasize the unity of mankind, universal peace, abolishment of extreme inequalities of wealth, and a world faith absorbing all religions now extant.
  2. He has helped lead the nation toward theocracy and abolishment of the constitutional separation of church and state.
  3. Black, he served three masters before the abolishment of slavery, has outlived four wives.

News

  1. First Parade Crosses Railroad Tracks in Midland Since November Train Tragedy

    On Saturday, many members of the community came out to celebrate the Juneteenth parade, which honors the abolishment of slavery in Texas.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

  2. Juneteenth Celebration

    BINGHAMTON -- Dozens celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Saturday was Juneteenth-- a holiday that commemorates the abolishment of slavery in the United States in 1865. The celebration lasted all afternoon at Columbus Park on Carroll Street. Mayor Matt Ryan and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo were both guest speakers at the event. People came to enjoy food, music, and learn more about ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: FOX 40 Binghamton

  3. A Botched Attack on IRS Budget

    An ad calling for the abolishment of the IRS incorrectly claimed that the federal agency’s budget increased by $2 billion. In fact, it’s down by nearly $1 billion during President Barack Obama’s first term. To its credit, though, Americans for Fair Taxation, the group behind the ad, removed the $2 … More >>
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FactCheck.org via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "As a Nagasaki native and as the defense minister, he needs to continue to show his leadership toward nuclear abolishment," Abe said Sunday.
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Shinzo Abe Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is appalling that the speaker would announce that he intends to move forward with the abolishment of the death penalty only days after the election," Cardinale said. "The voters should have had the opportunity to decide this issue instead...
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Gerald Cardinale Source: myfoxny.com

  3. Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba, who each year issues a Declaration of Peace for the anniversary, described it as "a time of inheritance, of awakening and of commitment ...... to the abolishment of nuclear weapons and the realization of genuine...
    on Aug 5, 2005 By: Tadatoshi Akiba Source: CNN

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