Synonyms for abolishment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bol-ish
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbɒl ɪʃ

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Définition of abolishment

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Middle French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir "to abolish" (15c.), from Latin abolere "destroy, cause to die out, retard the growth of," perhaps from ab- "from" (see ab-) + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old), and perhaps formed as an antonym to adolere. But the Latin word rather could be from a root in common with Greek ollymi, apollymi "destroy." Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in Latin, based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete. Related: Abolished; abolishing.
  • noun abolition
Example sentences :
  • It indicates the way, too, for the abolishment of the peculiar institution of Utah.
  • Extract from : « The Life of John Taylor » by B. H. Roberts
  • The Edmunds bill is a step towards the abolishment of polygamy.
  • Extract from : « The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5 » by Various
  • Half for the temple and half for himself; and the abolishment of the seven leopards.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Kathlyn » by Harold MacGrath
  • Whenever you hear of a Clancy obstructin' the abolishment of existin' governments you may notify me by return mail.'
  • Extract from : « Cabbages and Kings » by O. Henry
  • It was evident that this Assembly must take a definite position with reference to the question of the abolishment of slavery.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 » by Various
  • The Constitution provides for the establishment of new ministries and the abolishment or combining of old ones.
  • Extract from : « Area Handbook for Albania » by Eugene K. Keefe
  • In this country, as we shall see directly, laws for its abolishment were passed at a very early date.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars » by Anonymous
  • They did not ask for the abolishment of classification based upon merit, age or experience.
  • Extract from : « The Great Strike on the 'Q' » by John A. Hall
  • The next serious blow to romance was the abolishment of elections, and the appointment of officers.
  • Extract from : « Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 » by Carlton McCarthy
  • He had explored the Fleet with the purpose of lending what aid he could toward its abolishment.
  • Extract from : « In Jail with Charles Dickens » by Alfred Trumble

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