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Abolish - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.]

1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; applied chiefly and appropriately to established laws, contracts, rites, customs and institutions - as to abolish laws by a repeal, actual or virtual.

2. To destroy, or put an end to; as to abolish idols. Isa 2. To abolish death 2 Tim 1. This sense is not common. To abolish posterity, in the translation of Pausanias, Lib. 3. Song 6, is hardly allowable.

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