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That success — and the steady transformation of the motion to recommit into a political cudgel — has prompted many Democrats to call for its modification or abolition.

Most people understand the abolition of policing, for instance, to be about the elimination of the police.

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When people speak of abolition, they think about it as a far-off thing.

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However, when the recent protests erupted, skeptics called police abolition extreme and impossible.

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Phrases like “abolish police,” “defund police” and “police abolition” — concepts that have been central to the Black Lives Matter movement but less mainstream when discussing police reform — have also seen sharp upticks in interest.

A foreigner such as Bartholdi viewed the abolition of slavery as Liberty achieved in the United States.

And while abolition of the air force is unlikely, the factions that believe in the primacy of boots on the ground are influential.

The acting President vetoed the abolition but the parliamentary move still rankles in Crimea.

Why isn't his first step the abolition of the State Department's outrageous program of state-sponsored serfdom?

There is no goal of the abolition of the State of Israel, or even its transformation into one secular democratic state.

Ample tolerance of all religions and sects, but abolition and expulsion of all monastic Orders.

Pipes continued to appear upon the stage until its abolition (in company with the Prayer Book) by the Puritan rulers.

His reign was brief, but was distinguished for various important measures of reform, and the abolition of colonial slavery.

The government would not act a weak part in conceding the abolition of the oath in the said cases.

That government seems at present disposed to concede the abolition of that oath to the Catholics of Ireland.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abolition, such as: abolishment, abrogation, annulment, cancellation, destruction, and dissolution.

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