Abolition vs Prohibit - What's the difference?

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As a noun abolition

is the act of abolishing]], or the state of being abolished; an [[annul|annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition'' of slavery or the slave trade; the ''abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc .

As a verb prohibit is

to forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

abolition

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of abolishing]], or the state of being abolished; an [[annul, annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition'' of slavery or the slave trade; the ''abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
  • (historical, often capitalised, UK, US) The ending of the slave trade or of slavery.
  • (historical, often capitalised, Australia) The ending of convict transportation.
  • (obsolete) An amnesty; a putting out of memory.
  • Usage notes

    The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete.

    Antonyms

    * (act of abolishing) establishment, foundation

    References

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    prohibit

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author= Ed Pilkington
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=6, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= ‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told , passage=In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited , yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.}}

    Synonyms

    * forbid * disallow * ban * See also

    Antonyms

    * allow * authorize

    See also

    * interdict * debar * prevent * hinder