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Definition of "abolish" in Essential American English Dictionary

abolish

verb   /əˈbɑl·ɪʃ/
to end a law or system: Slavery was abolished in the U.S. in 1865.
Translations of “abolish”
in Arabic يُلْغي…
in Korean (법이나 체계등을) 폐지하다…
in Malaysian memansuh…
in French abolir…
in Turkish kanun veya bir sisteme son vermek, yürürlükten kaldırmak…
in Italian abolire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢除,廢止…
in Russian отменять…
in Polish znieść, zlikwidować…
in Vietnamese huỷ bỏ…
in Spanish abolir…
in Portuguese abolir…
in Thai ล้มเลิก…
in German abschaffen…
in Catalan abolir…
in Japanese (法律・制度)を廃止する, 撤廃する…
in Indonesian menghapuskan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废除,废止…
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