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ABOLITION

abolition. 1. The act of abolishing. 2. The state of being annulled or abrogated. 3. (usu. cap.)
The legal termination of slavery in the United States. [Cases: Slaves 24. C.J.S. Peonage §§ 3–5.]
4.Civil law. Withdrawal of a criminal accusation; a sovereign’s remission of punishment for a
crime. 5.Hist. Permission granted to the accuser in a criminal action to withdraw from its
prosecution. See NOLLE PROSEQUI.