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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French abolissement, from aboliss-, stem of some conjugated forms abolir.[1]

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abolishment (plural abolishments)

  1. The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. [First attested from the mid 16th century.][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 4
  2. ^ “abolishment” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.