Abolition refers to the fact of putting an end to something by law. It may refer to:

  • the abolition of slavery
  • the abolition of death penalty, also called capital punishment
  • the abolition of monarchy

Famous quotes containing the word abolition:

    ... this nation is rotten at the heart, and ... nothing but the most tremendous blows with the sledge-hammer of abolition truth, could ever have broken the false rest which we had taken up for ourselves on the very brink of ruin.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    Woman—with a capital letter—should by now have ceased to be a specialty. There should be no more need of “movements” on her behalf, and agitations for her advancement and development ... than for the abolition of negro slavery in the United States.
    Marion Harland (1830–1922)