verb (used with object)
to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void: to abolish slavery.

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French aboliss-, long stem of abolir < Latin abolēre to destroy, efface, put an end to; change of conjugation perhaps by association with Latin abolitiō abolition

abolishable, adjective
abolisher, noun
abolishment, noun
unabolishable, adjective
unabolished, adjective
well-abolished, adjective

suppress, nullify, cancel; annihilate, obliterate, extinguish; exterminate, extirpate, eliminate. Abolish, eradicate, stamp out mean to do away completely with something. To abolish is to cause to cease, often by a summary order: to abolish a requirement. Stamp out implies forcibly making an end to something considered undesirable or harmful: to stamp out the opium traffic. Eradicate (literally, to tear out by the roots ), a formal word, suggests extirpation, leaving no vestige or trace: to eradicate all use of child labor.

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abolish (əˈbɒlɪʃ)
(tr) to do away with (laws, regulations, customs, etc); put an end to
[C15: from Old French aboliss- (lengthened stem of abolir), ultimately from Latin abolēre to destroy]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from M.Fr. aboliss-, prp. stem of abolir "to abolish," from L. abolescere "to die out, decay little by little," inceptive of L. abolere "to retard the growth of," from ab- "from" + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of base *al- "to grow, nourish" (see
old). Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in L., based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete.
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Example sentences
And along the road to the global abolishment of capital punishment sits a world
  that is one small step closer to unity.
One reason is government direct subsidies to farmers and the abolishment of
  agricultural taxes.
Abolishment or reversion to strong curtails on lobby activities.
They must stop all activities which target the abolishment of the secular state.
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