Definition of abolition :
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 laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
end, emancipation, avoidance, manumission, defeasance, conclusion, close, passing, annihilation, abatement, continue, expiry, repeal, ending, rescindment, enfranchisement, closure, abrogation, overthrow, completion, finish, voidance, voiding, quashing, freeing
annulment (part of speech: noun)
disclamation, nullification, eradication, abnegation, disaffirmation, invalidation, deletion, divorce, disavowal, extinguishment, refutation, dissolution, repudiation, obliteration, annulment, negation, dismissal, neutralization, abolishment, undoing, revocation, rejection, withdrawal, elimination, denial, cancellation, destruction, retraction
- But when the abolition bill passed, his fears all passed away. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- He had always been regarded as friendly to the colored people, and, until age and ill health had driven him from active life, had taken a lively interest in their advancement since the abolition of slavery. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
- The contrast between the British and American attitudes toward the abolition of slavery presents us with a case in point. - "Introduction to Non-Violence", Theodore Paullin.