Ab"o*li"tion (?), n. [L. abolitio,
fr. abolere: cf. F. abolition. See Abolish.] The
act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling;
abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the
slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs,
taxes, debts, etc.
☞ The application of this word to persons is now unusual or