Meaning of “abolition” in the English Dictionary

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"abolition" in American English

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abolitionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌæb·əˈlɪʃ·ən/

the official ending of an activity or custom

US history Abolition also means the official end to slavery in the US, which took place in 1863.

(Definition of “abolition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"abolition" in Business English

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abolitionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæbəˈlɪʃən/ us

LAW, GOVERNMENT the complete ending of an activity or custom by law or official action:

The party supports the abolition of tax relief on pension funds.

(Definition of “abolition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)