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Definition of 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

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy

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

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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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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