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Definition of Abolish

Abolish

  1. To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly.
  2. To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.

Abolish Quotations

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
John Locke

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Karl Marx

Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Ingrid Newkirk

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco

After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.
Barry Commoner
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Abolish Translations

abolish in Afrikaans is kanselleer
abolish in Dutch is afschaffen
abolish in French is abolissent, abolir, abolissons, abolissez, annuler
abolish in German is abbauen, abschaffen, abschaffen
abolish in Italian is annullare, abolire
abolish in Latin is aboleo
abolish in Norwegian is avskaffe
abolish in Spanish is abrogar, abolir
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