Definition - What does Abolition mean?

Abolition is the legal dissolution of an act or law. The most commonly known abolition was when slavery was made unconstitutional; prior to abolitionism, it was legal for citizens of the United States to own slaves. Afterward, it was banned and made illegal.

Justipedia explains Abolition

Any act or law on the books has the ability to be reviewed and abolished in the future. Various discrimination laws underwent abolition during the growth and development of the U.S.

As time passes, different laws are added to statutes that abolish the rights of people to do different things, such as burn coal.

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