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Word: abolish

Definition: cancel; put an end to

Sentences Containing 'abolish'

"The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life.
"The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax.
According to Regan, it follows from the ascription to animals of the basic right to be treated with respect that we should abolish the breeding of animals for food, animal experimentation, and commercial hunting.
Although many Mexicans wanted to abolish slavery, fears of an economic crisis if all of the slaves were simultaneously freed led to a gradual emancipation policy.
Amongst other cuts in its expenses, the theatre had to abolish its "Corps de Ballet".
As a consequence, extensive preparations were made to abolish conscription by 2007 and create a professional army in place of a conscripted one.
Christianity frowned upon cremation, both influenced by the tenets of Judaism, and in an attempt to abolish Graeco-Roman pagan rituals.
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles-based anti-human trafficking organization.
Furthermore, in Islam, it is believed that when Jesus returns at the end of the world, he will kill the pigs, break the crosses and abolish the Jizya tax.
He also claimed Balfour's Conservative Party would abolish the old pension.
He supported the 1849 Rebellion Losses Bill and opposed annexation to the United States; he ensured that proper compensation for seigneurs was built into legislation to abolish seigneurial tenure.
He vowed to slash spending, abolish programs, and close state-run institutions.
Henry VIII., accordingly, though he did not embrace himself the greater part of the doctrines of the reformation, was yet enabled, by their general prevalence, to suppress all the monasteries, and to abolish the authority of the church of Rome in his dominions.
In addition, cannabinoids completely abolish neurotoxicity related to microglia activation in rat models.
In June 1840, the Imperial Commissioner of Guangdong, wished to abolish the opium trade that was being conducted by the British, had more than twenty thousand chests of this drug thrown into the sea.
In proposing the legislation to abolish these local courts, Lord Elwyn-Jones, the then Lord Chancellor, told Parliament that "the Estray Court for the Lordship of Denbigh ... is a very useful court, and it would be quite wrong to abolish it".
Interestingly, Wilson dissented on the first Mabo case of 1988, with the majority finding that the , which attempted to retrospectively abolish native title rights, was not valid according to the . Wilson retired from the High Court in 1989, aged 67 years.
It is the interest of such a sovereign, therefore, to open the most extensive market for the produce of his country, to allow the most perfect freedom of commerce, in order to increase as much as possible the number and competition of buyers; and upon this account to abolish, not only all monopolies, but all restraints upon the transportation of the home produce from one part of the country to mother, upon its exportation to foreign countries, or upon the importation of goods of' any kind for which it can be exchanged.
It was the first of many such committees that Hull would create, reorganize, rename or abolish.
Italy guaranteed Austrian independence at Riccione (August 1933), but in return Austria had to abolish all political parties and reform its constitution on the Fascist model.
Jack Crampton was one of those who voted for its abolition, as it had been Labor Party policy to abolish the Council for many years.
Keoni Ana supported Kamehameha III and IV in their attempt to abolish the office.
Mutations within the box1 region reduce the ability of gp130 to associate with Jaks and abolish ligand-induced activation of Jak1 and Jak2.
On 20 September 2012 Clegg suffered intense media pressure after personally apologising for reneging on the promise to abolish university tuition fees.
Overall the Act did little to protect black Africans, and ultimately enabled the later apartheid government to gradually whittle away and eventually abolish the Cape franchise.
Radischev, however, did not believe in, or desire, bloody revolution and instead hoped for a reforming autocrat who would abolish serfdom and "maintain equality in society, protect the widow and the orphan and save the innocent from harm".
Satyamurti is one of the notable opponents of the movement to abolish the Devadasi system.
Sometimes the accounts seem intended to rouse like-minded Chinese and foreign opinion to abolish the custom, and sometimes the accounts imply condescension or contempt for China.
The British Act allowed New Zealand to amend the Constitution Act to abolish the Legislative Council, the appointed upper house of parliament originally by the 1852 Act.
The Commons voted to abolish the House of Lords on 6 February and to abolish the monarchy on 7 February; an act abolishing the kingship was formally passed by the Rump on 17 March, followed by an act to abolish the House of Lords on 19 March.
The court was not actually forced to confront Congress on issues involving Reconstruction, and Congress in turn abandoned plans to completely abolish the court's appellate jurisdiction in habeas corpus cases.
The French did not entirely abolish the feudal system, their rule familiarised in more detail the inhabitants of the Illyrian Provinces with the achievements of the French revolution and with contemporary bourgeois society.
The Klan scored its first political victory in 1923 when it threw its support behind a Portland, Maine referendum to abolish the mayor-and-alderman form of municipal government, which allowed Irish-Catholic and Jewish neighborhoods some influence in city politics, and substituted a city manager and councilors elected at large, which diluted the power of minorities.
The most radical change, and one that required Gladstone's political muscle, was to abolish the system of officers obtaining commissions and promotions by purchase, rather than by merit.
The powers of the joint committee are restricted in such a way that they cannot be abused to exploit the special circumstances to abolish the constitutional order.
The reforms were not radical—they had been brewing for years and Gladstone seized the moment to enact them The goal was to centralize the power of the War Office, abolish purchase of officers' commissions, and to create reserve forces stationed in Britain by establishing short terms of service for enlisted men.
The state government could also abolish counties/townships, or their governments, according to the state constitution and state laws.
To placate Han, Emperor Dezong did not abolish the office of director of Yangtze-Huai River transportation and gave that office to Han as well.
Virginia attempted to partially abolish its poll tax by requiring a residence certification, but the Supreme Court did not accept this.
When Bacurius III of Iberia died in 580, the Sassanids seized opportunity to abolish the monarchy, without much resistance from the Iberian aristocracy.

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