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ab·o·li·tion

abolition

 
 
pronunciation:
ae b lI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of abolishing.
In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery.
synonyms:
destruction, eradication, extermination, removal, repeal
definition 2: (capitalized) the end of slavery in the United States.
After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved to the North.
similar words:
freedom
derivation: abolitionary (adj.)