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a•bate•ment



Pronunciation: (u-bāt'munt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/abatement.html on line 75 [key]
n.
1. the act or state of abating or the state of being abated; reduction; decrease; alleviation; mitigation.
2. suppression or termination: abatement of a nuisance; noise abatement.
3. an amount deducted or subtracted, as from the usual price or the full tax.
4. Law.
a. a reduction of a tax assessment.
b. the termination of a nuisance.
c. a wrongful entry on land made by a stranger, after the owner's death and before the owner's heir or devisee has obtained possession.
d. a decrease in the legacies of a will when the assets of an estate are insufficient to pay all general legacies in full.
5. Also called rebatement. Heraldry.a charge or mark that, when introduced into a coat of arms, indicates the owner's disgrace.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/abatement.html on line 148 abatement (Thesaurus)

 

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