Abolish (verb)

  1. To put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
  2. To do away with (something) officially or by law.


Late middle english: from old french abolisse, from latin abolere "destroy", from ab- "away" +olere "grow".


  1. The government decided to abolish the death penalty.
  2. The school board voted to abolish homework on weekends.
  3. The organization is working to abolish discrimination.
  4. The company decided to abolish the dress code for its employees.
  5. The country abolished slavery in the 19th century.
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