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Abatement

Abatement Meaning & Definition
Abatement Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abatement?

[n] the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"
[n] an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abatement: hiatus | reprieve | respite | suspension

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abatement: abridgment | agio | allayment | alleviation | allowance | analgesia | anesthesia | anesthetizing | appeasement | assuagement | attenuation | attrition | bank discount | blunting | breakage | calming | cash discount | chain discount | charge-off | concession | contraction | cut | dampening | damping | deadening | debilitation | decrease | decrement | decrescence | deduction | deflation | demulsion | depreciation | depression | devitalization | dilution | diminishment | diminution | discount | drawback | dulcification | dulling | dying | dying off | ease | easement | easing | effemination | enervation | enfeeblement | evisceration | exhaustion | extenuation | fade-out | falling-off | fatigue | hushing | inanition | kickback | languishment | leniency | lessening | letdown | letup | lightening | loosening | lowering | lulling | miniaturization | mitigation | modulation | mollification | numbing | pacification | palliation | penalty | penalty clause | percentage | premium | price reduction | price-cut | quietening | quieting | rebate | rebatement | reduction | refund | relaxation | relief | remedy | remission | rollback | sagging | salvage | salving | scaling down | setoff | simplicity | slackening | softening | soothing | subduement | subtraction | tare | tempering | thinning | time discount | trade discount | tranquilization | tret | underselling | weakening | write-off

See Also | abatement of a nuisance | break | defervescence | interruption | moderation | nuisance abatement | remission | remittal | subsidence

Abatement In Webster's Dictionary

\A*bate"ment\ (-ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.] 1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof. 2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed. 3. (Her.) A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon. 4. (Law) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee. --Blackstone. {Defense in abatement}, {Plea in abatement}, (Law), plea to the effect that from some formal defect (e.g. misnomer, want of jurisdiction) the proceedings should be abated.

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