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abolition

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1. (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
2. (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
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We by no means intend to abolish this personal appropriation of the products of labour, an appropriation that is made for the maintenance and reproduction of human life, and that leaves no surplus wherewith to command the labour of others.
The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality.
The French Revolution, for example, abolished feudal property in favour of bourgeois property.
But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience."
If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.
To give New York the seven million electric lights that have abolished night in that city requires twelve private exchanges and five hundred and twelve telephones.
* A few years since the annual charge for a cab license was very much reduced, and the difference between the six and seven days' cabs was abolished. --
It hushed the eloquent, struck down the powerful, abolished the beautiful and good.
So long as the separate organization of the members be not abolished; so long as it exists, by a constitutional necessity, for local purposes; though it should be in perfect subordination to the general authority of the union, it would still be, in fact and in theory, an association of states, or a confederacy.
Talking to a private media channel, she condemned the attempt to abolish article 370 and the way Muslims are martyred openly in India stands not hidden from any one.
The Punguza Mizigo Bill is likely to face opposition in Nyeri over proposals to abolish the NG-CDF and reduce the number of MPs.
A private members' motion to abolish the death penalty was tabled in Parliament today.