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This government abolished the death penalty, got rid of the secret police and granted an amnesty for political prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The effect of the judgment is not to abolish the present system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And that begins with abolishing the loan system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These animals should think themselves lucky we abolished the death penalty. The Sun (2013)Its first act was to abolish the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is why we announced plans to abolish practice boundaries two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nearly eight out of ten want the practice to be abolished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The honours system should be abolished in its present form and a revising chamber should be manned only by the elected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The death penalty was abolished in Hungary shortly after. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These include lottery systems, abolishing sibling priority for those who move away and setting up priority zones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The move came as a sign that Tokyo will not bow to international pressure to abolish the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first and most important task of the new administrative system is to abolish the dictatorship of the producer and to overcome the deficits of our economy. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)The only suggestion that passengers may savour is the idea that the unions will get a kicking and their Spanish practices will be abolished. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I suggest the opposite: abolish the honours system altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When the death penalty was abolished we were promised that'life' would mean life imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The death penalty has been abolished in Hong Kong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then in 1970 he formally abolished the Guards and the papal court. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Inside View understands the game's world governing body will abolish the licence system for agents within weeks. The Sun (2009)When the Government abolished the death penalty they promised life would mean life, but that was a lie. The Sun (2011)Britain abolished the death penalty for murder in 1965 and phased it out for rarer crimes including piracy and high treason over the next 33 years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: abolish /əˈbɒlɪʃ/ VERB
If someone in authority abolishes a practice or organization, they put an end to it.
Parliament voted to abolish fox-hunting.
- American English: abolish
- Arabic: يُلْغِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: abolir
- Chinese: 废除
- Croatian: ukinuti
- Czech: zrušit
- Danish: afskaffe
- Dutch: afschaffen
- European Spanish: abolir
- Finnish: lakkauttaa kumota
- French: abolir
- German: abschaffen
- Greek: καταργώ
- Italian: abolire
- Japanese: 廃止する
- Korean: 폐지하다
- Norwegian: avskaffe
- Polish: obalić
- European Portuguese: abolir
- Romanian: a aboli
- Russian: отменять
- Spanish: abolir
- Swedish: avskaffa
- Thai: ยกเลิก
- Turkish: yürürlükten kaldırmak
- Ukrainian: скасовувати
- Vietnamese: hủy bỏ
Definition of abolish from the Collins English Dictionary
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