the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery);
"the abolition of capital punishment"
- The abolishment of the death penalty_ is _a controversial issue_.
- Some environmentalists and pig farmers even appeal for governmental abolishment of laws regarding addition of alcohol fuel.
- Since the abolishment of agricultural duty, farmers no longer need to pay for money and rice, and their burden has reduced a lot.
- For instance, after the abolishment of the fixed telephone installation fee, many places saw long queues of applicants waiting for the installation of new telephones.