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English definition of “abolish”

abolish

verb [T]     /əˈbɒl.ɪʃ/ US  /-ˈbɑː.lɪʃ/
B2 to end an activity or custom officially: I think bullfighting should be abolished. National Service was abolished in the UK in 1962.Legislation and law-makingForbidding and banning things abolition     /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.ən/ noun [U] the abolition of slaveryForbidding and banning things
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