I noun abolishment, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, defeasance, deposal, destruction, desuetude, discontinuance, dissolutio, dissolution, disusage, disuse, elimination, eradication, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, invalidation, nonuse, nullification, obliteration, recantation, recision, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, rescission, retraction, revocation, revokement, vacation, voidance associated concepts: abolition of a remedy, abolition of an action, abolition of office, abolition of slavery, express abolition, implied abolition foreign phrases:
- Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. — Whoever may institute, his right it is to abrogate.
II index abatement (extinguishment), ademption, annulment, cancellation, censorship, countermand, defeasance, destruction, discharge (annulment), discharge (release from obligation), discontinuance (act of discontinuing), dissolution (termination), disuse, negation, obviation, removal, repudiation, rescision, reversal, revocation, subversion

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

1 The act of abolishing.
2 The legal abolition and prohibition of slavery.
3 The abolition of slavery in the United States by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The destruction, annihilation, abrogation, or extinguishment of anything, but especially things of a permanent nature—such as institutions, usages, or customs, as in the abolition of slavery.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The destruction, annihilation, abrogation, or extinguishment of anything, but especially things of a permanent nature—such as institutions, usages, or customs, as in the abolition of slavery.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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  • abolition — [ abɔlisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • abolicion 1316; lat. abolitio 1 ♦ Dr. Le fait d abolir, de supprimer; son résultat. L abolition d une loi. ⇒ abrogation. L abolition des privilèges le 4 août 1789. 2 ♦ Cour. Suppression (d une coutume, d une situation). L… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • abolition — Abolition. s. f. v. Anéantissement, extinction, il se dit principalement en parlant des loix & des Coustumes. L abolition des cérémonies de la Loy. abolition d une loy. abolition d un culte superstitieux. l entiere abolition de l Ordre des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • abolition — Abolition, f. C est effacement, aneantissement de quelque chose. Abolition aussi est une espece de lettres de grace d un prince souverain d aucun forfait ou crime capital perpetré par une commune de pays, ville, bourg ou village de ses subjets.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Abolition — Ab o*li tion, n. [L. abolitio, fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See {Abolish}.] The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abolition — is the act of formally repealing an existing legal practice, either by making it illegal, or simply no longer allowing it to exist in any form.Notable things which have been abolished include: *Slavery see Abolitionism *The Soviet Union *Alcohol… …   Wikipedia

  • abolition — (n.) 1520s, from M.Fr. abolition or directly from L. abolitionem (nom. abolitio) an abolition, noun of action from pp. stem of abolere destroy (see ABOLISH (Cf. abolish)). Specific application to opposition to the black slave trade as a political …   Etymology dictionary

  • Abolition — (lat.), Niederschlagung der Strafverfolgung vor erlassenem Straferkenntnis und dadurch von der Begnadigung im engern Sinn als dem Erlaß der rechtskräftig erkannten Strafe unterschieden. Die A. ist entweder eine generelle (abolitio generalis,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Abolition — (lat.), Abschaffung Aufhebung, insbes. eines strafgerichtlichen Verfahrens durch Gnadenakt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Abolition — Abolition, landesherrliche Begnadigung eines Angeschuldigten noch vor dessen strafgerichtlicher Beurtheilung. Neuere Gesetzgebungen (z.B. Baiern, Kurhessen) schließen diese Einmischung in den ordentlichen Lauf der Strafgerechtigkeit aus; in den… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • abolition — [n] formal act of putting an end to, annulling abolishment, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, destruction, dissolution, elimination, end, ending, eradication, extirpation, invalidation, negation, nullification, obliteration,… …   New thesaurus

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