- To put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
- 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".
- The government decided to abolish the death penalty.
- The school board voted to abolish homework on weekends.
- The organization is working to abolish discrimination.
- The company decided to abolish the dress code for its employees.
- The country abolished slavery in the 19th century.