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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bol-ish]
    • /əˈbɒl ɪʃ/
    • /əˈbɔlɪʃmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bol-ish]
    • /əˈbɒl ɪʃ/

Definitions of abolishment word

  • verb with object abolishment to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void: to abolish slavery. 1
  • noun abolishment The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. (First attested from the mid 16th century.). 1

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Origin of abolishment

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French aboliss-, long stem of abolir < Latin abolēre to destroy, efface, put an end to; change of conjugation perhaps by association with Latin abolitiō abolition

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Parts of speech for Abolishment


abolishment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abolishment

noun abolishment

  • nullification — an act or instance of nullifying.
  • dissolution — the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements.
  • abrogation — the act or an instance of abrogating, or repealing: abrogation of the treaty's responsibility.
  • annulment — The annulment of a contract or marriage is an official declaration that it is invalid, so that legally it is considered never to have existed.
  • voidance — the act of voiding.

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