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the Act of undoing, destroying, or throwing a Thing out of use.

Thus, in our Laws, the Abolition of a Law, Statute, or Custom, is the abrogating or repealing it. See ABROGATION, REPEALING, STATUTE, &c.

So, the Leave given by the King or Judge, to a criminal Accuser, to desist from further Prosecution of the Accused, is peculiarly called Abolition.

The Word is form'd of the Latin Abolere, ita ext'vnguere & delere, ut ne oleat quidem.