abatement definition

  • noun:
    • Diminution in quantity, degree, or intensity; moderation.
    • the quantity lowered; a reduction.
    • Law The work of eliminating or annulling.
    • The work of abating, or perhaps the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; treatment or putting a conclusion to.
    • the total amount abated; whatever is taken away through decrease; deduction; reduce; a rebate or discount allowed.
    • A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
    • The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the loss of the past possessor, prior to the heir or devisee.
    • The work of abating, or the state of being abated; diminution, reduce, decrease, or mitigation: as, abatement of grief or discomfort.
    • the quantity, amount, or sum by which something is abated or paid off; deduction; decrease.
    • In heraldry, a mark annexed to coat-armor, in order to denote some dishonorable work of the individual bearing the coat of hands, or their illegitimate descent.
    • in-law: reduction or destruction, at the time of a nuisance.
    • Failure; untimely end; suspension or diminution, since an action or of a legacy. See abate.
    • The act of intruding on a freehold vacated by the loss of its former owner, rather than yet entered on by the heir or devisee.
    • In income legislation:
    • A deduction from or refunding of responsibilities on products damaged during importation or in store.
    • A deduction from quantity of a tax. The mode of abatement is prescribed by statute.
    • In carpentry, the waste of an item of material brought on by working it into shape.
    • Rebate, allowance, deduction, rebate, minimization.
    • the work of abating
    • an interruption inside intensity or amount of something

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