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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.
A man is but a little thing in the midst of the objects of nature, yet, by the moral quality radiating from his countenance he may abolish all considerations of magnitude, and in his manners equal the majesty of the world.
She became very animated, as she talked on and on, for she professed herself certain that if once twenty people--no, ten would be enough if they were keen--set about doing things instead of talking about doing them, they could abolish almost every evil that exists.
Abolish the peerage, and all the wealthy people will constitute the privileged class; instead of a hundred, you will have ten thousand, instead of removing class distinctions, you have merely widened the mischief.
These use their gifts to refine luxury, not to abolish it.
You were to abolish military force, but you were first to bring all commanding officers who had done their duty, to trial by court-martial for that offence, and shoot them.
GREEN Party leader Giorgos Perdikis has submitted a proposal to abolish an antiquated colonial law that allows up to five years in prison for organising strikes.
But the decision to abolish a court belongs to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors.
He said the interim committee had a very important role in elections and other matters and it could not be abolished till election but the PCB ordered to abolish the committee.
Tinio is the author of House Bill 1535 seeking to abolish the controversial pork barrel fund of members of Congress.
South Sudan: Place Moratorium on Death Penalty Join Global Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment