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Abolishment

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Abo'lishment. n.s. [from abolish.] The act of abolishing.

The plain and direct way against us herein, had been only to prove, that all such ceremonies, as they require to be abolished, are retained by us with the hurt of the church, or with less benefit than the abolishment of them would bring. Hooker, b. iv.

He should therefore think the abolishment of that order among us, would prove a mighty scandal and corruption to our faith, and manifestly dangerous to our monarchy. Swift on the Sentiments of a Church of Englandman.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abolishment." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 26, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=686.


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