Adjective "abolished" definition and examples

(Abolished may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)
  1. 'On 21 September the monarchy was abolished in France and a republic was declared.'
  2. 'That gives a total of one hundred and six countries that have abolished the death penalty in practice.'
  3. 'The movements to abolish the trade and emancipate the slaves gathered momentum.'
  4. 'This put the wind back in the sails of Wilberforce who succeeded in pushing through a bill abolishing the slave trade.'
  5. 'The only people who can actually abolish hunting are its practitioners.'
  6. 'We in the Liberal Democrats say council tax is fundamentally unfair and should be abolished.'
  7. 'The best argument for keeping the BBC is to imagine what we would gain by abolishing the corporation or forcing it to accept adverts.'
  8. 'It was experts who abolished grammar schools for their presumed comprehensive paradise.'
  9. 'He suggested that abolishing the current system would discourage firms from advancing credit.'
  10. 'The grand coalition also agreed to abolish numerous tax benefits for ordinary earners.'

More definitions

1. to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void: to abolish slavery.

More examples(as adjective)

"itselfs can be abolished in republics."

"effects can be abolished by cimetidines."

"controls can be abolished."

"years can be abolished."

"taxes can be abolished."

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(abolish)Late Middle English: from Old French aboliss-, lengthened stem of abolir, from Latin abolere ‘destroy’.