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By this measure all legal proceedings for the recovery of church rates were abolished.

In other words, death will be abolished by race-unanimity not to submit to it.

Nothing can be changed, and the deportment class has very wisely been abolished.

It hushed the eloquent, struck down the powerful, abolished the beautiful and good.

After years of protracted struggle, the slave trade was abolished.

This was abolished by Solon, except in the case of unchastity.

Here, in Bremen, first of all, the credit system had to be abolished.

The ordeal of compulsory Purgation was abolished in Man as late as 1737.

The cracked wheat dinner was abolished for meat and potatoes.

The term "Free Service" might be abolished with benefit to all concerned.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir "to abolish" (15c.), from Latin abolere "destroy, cause to die out, retard the growth of," perhaps from ab- "from" (see ab-) + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old), and perhaps formed as an antonym to adolere. But the Latin word rather could be from a root in common with Greek ollymi, apollymi "destroy." Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in Latin, based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete. Related: Abolished; abolishing.

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