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He was very gregarious and generous, and also a progressive politician who campaigned for the abolition of capital punishment and women's suffrage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The politics of early abolition of the tax are awful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such a system could be a flat tax and the abolition of all tax reliefs and exemptions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If there is any argument for the abolition of capital punishment then it is this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This should include the abolition of the partial defences of provocation and diminished responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many Russian radicals were anarchists who sought the abolition of all formal government. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The abolition of tax on savings for millions of savers will also go down well with Conservative voters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Last night campaigners for the abolition of the monarchy slammed the Duchy's deal with the taxman. The Sun (2006)Their list included the abolition of the bishops, and the restructuring of the church along Presbyterian lines. Christianity Today (2000)Other changes include the abolition of stamp duty on share purchases, which will come into effect next April. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Unless they get something in return - like the abolition of car tax - road pricing could turn into road rage. The Sun (2007)The trade-off for drivers would be the abolition of road tax and fuel duty, and more spending on the road network. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The party was promising a crackdown on crime, a referendum on the Lisbon treaty and the abolition of inheritance tax for all but millionaires. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The last time a referendum was held in Greece was in 1974 to confirm the setting up of the republic and abolition of the monarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What began as pro-democracy demonstrations have become an angry uprising the aim of which is the abdication of the King and the abolition of the monarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: abolition /ˌæbəˈlɪʃən/ NOUN
The abolition of something is its formal ending.
...the abolition of slavery.
- American English: abolition
- Arabic: إِلْغاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: abolição
- Chinese: 废除
- Croatian: ukinuće
- Czech: zrušení
- Danish: afskaffelse
- Dutch: afschaffing
- European Spanish: abolición
- Finnish: lakkautus kumoaminen
- French: abolition
- German: Abschaffung
- Greek: κατάργηση
- Italian: abolizione
- Japanese: 廃止
- Korean: 폐지
- Norwegian: avskaffelse
- Polish: zniesienie
- European Portuguese: abolição
- Romanian: abolire
- Russian: отмена
- Spanish: abolición
- Swedish: avskaffande
- Thai: การล้มเลิก
- Turkish: yürürlükten kaldırma
- Ukrainian: скасування
- Vietnamese: sự hủy bỏ
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