What does abolish mean?

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  1. To end a law, system, institution, custom or practice. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
  2. (archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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On 22 February 1807, the House of Commons passed a motion 283 votes to 16 to abolish the Atlantic slave trade.
He managed, however, to abolish 134 offices in the royal household and civil administration.
Years later, he sought to abolish the Tripos system, as he felt that it was becoming more an end in itself than a means to an end.
Instead, the physical actions of the military must be associated with the correct social or judiciary actions in order to abolish a state.
It is the highest power of divine moments that they abolish our contritions also.
In 1815, at the Council of Vienna, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands also agreed to abolish their slave trade.

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