abolition abolition  /ˌæ bə ˈlɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Various states have since tried complete abolitionwith some, like Delaware in 1961, later returning to the death penalty.
  2. The reaction of many Chinese demographers, not surprisingly, has been to call for the abolition of the one-child policy, which they say has served its purpose.
  3. In 1826 hemisphere nations met with him in Panama to produce a treaty dealing with common defense, peaceful settlement of disputes and abolition of slave trading.

News

  1. Nepal sets first post-monarchy elections for November 19

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's first national elections since the abolition of the 239-year-old monarchy will be held on November 19, the government said on Thursday, raising hopes for stability in the Himalayan nation that has lurched from one crisis to another. Nepal is recovering from a decade-long civil war that ended in 2006 and struggles with a fragile economy, crippling ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. The 32nd Annual Juneteenth Folklife Celebration

    It's one of the oldest known celebration to African Americans across the country and people in Acadana can celebrate on Saturday. It's called Juneteenth and celebrates the abolition of Slavery. Texas was the first southern state to abolish slavery after the civil war. Now people in Acadiana celebrate that heritage. Art, pictures, music, customs and antiques all these are part of the Juneteenth ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  3. City to commemorate 148th anniversary of abolition of slavery

    Delray Beach residents can celebrate the 148th anniversary of the abolition of slavery with Juneteenth celebrations at Pompey Park and a fundraiser for the Spady Cultural and Heritage Museum.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "The abolition of nuclear weapons is the will not only of the hibakusha but also of the vast majority of people and nations on this planet," said Akiba, as he delivered a peace declaration.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Tadatoshi Akiba Source: PRESS TV

  2. Romney said churches in the US share a "common creed of moral convictions," while he acknowledged theological differences. "Whether it was the cause of abolition, or civil rights, or the right to life itself, no movement of conscience can...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Bloomberg

  3. "I believe the bicentenary offers us a chance not just to say how profoundly shameful the slave trade was - how we condemn its existence utterly and praise those who fought for its abolition - but also to express our deep sorrow that it could ever...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Tony Blair Source: USA Today

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