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  • It recommended various changes, although most of the abolitions resulting from these took place in Scotland.
  • Notwithstanding the liberal spirit which these abolitions showed, the majority of the German states still clung to the tax.
  • World War II saw another spate of abolitions.
  • For example, new oral traditions developed throughout the period of slavery as slaves were forbidden to read and write up to the time of the abolitions.
  • The opposing party was reflected around the personality of the king, but that survived the various abolitions of the monarchy.
  • One of these "temporary abolitions" happened in February 1956 but ended in July 1957.
  • "We're sleepin' late, account of them midnight abolitions." Cited from Sundown Slim, by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  • The periodical abolitions of tyrannical laws have left the administration of justice not only uninjured, but purified. Cited from Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects, by Herbert Spencer
  • These reviews controversially recommended further abolitions and creations, including the abolition of some constituencies created only in 1950.
  • See individual prefecture pages for mergers and abolitions of districts.
  • It went through a number of changes, transformations, and abolitions, and was re-established in its current form on January 13, 1992.
  • Any person infringing these papal abolitions, revocations, etc., sins and merits God's anger. Cited from The Divine Office, by Rev. E. J. Quigley
  • The invention of machines during the industrial revolution, which gradually replaced manual labor, and the consecutive abolitions of slave ownership in many liberalized countries, caused a great decline in the demand for slave labor.
  • Lord Morley said to me the other day that when all the abolitions had been done, there would be fewer things abolished than anybody hopes or fears, and that there would be the same problems in some form for many generations. Cited from The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • The proclamation of the Republic (1910) was followed by the incorporation of a new wave of libraries from another round of abolitions of religious institutions.
  • There are easy abolitions, which are wrought in some sort of themselves, and which seem the natural corollary of a political revolution; as, for instance, that which occurred forty years ago in the Spanish republics. Cited from The Uprising of a Great People, by Count Agenor de Gasparin
  • Two states, South Dakota and West Virginia, abolished Depression-era income taxes in 1942 and 1943, but these were nearly the last abolitions.
  • In 1935, the JCPC ruled that both abolitions were valid under the Statute of Westminster.
  • The 1850s brought another few income tax abolitions: Maryland and Vermont in 1850, and Florida in 1855.
  • He demanded complete economic and individual freedom, including the freedom of religion (although he was a priest), worker's rights to freely move and choose their professions and employers, the freedom of speech and trade and abolitions of all privileges and price and wage controls.
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Root form of abolitions is abolition for the noun.

Meaning of abolitions

  • noun The act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    the abolition of capital punishment