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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:
Abatement.

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English[]

Etymology[]

From Old French abatement, French abattement.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Abatement

Plural
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Abatement ({{{1}}})

  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. Template:Heraldry A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon; any figure added to the coat of arms tending to lower the dignity or station of the bearer.
  4. (law) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.

Derived terms[]

  • defense in abatement
  • plea in abatement

Translations[]

References[]

  • Template:R:Heraldry 1862

Shorthand[]

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