(obsolete) Abatement. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.]
An Italian abbot, or other member of the clergy. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
Other Word Forms of Abate
Origin of Abate
From Middle English abaten, from Old French abatre (“to beat down”) (possibly via Middle French), from Late Latin abbatto, from ab- (“away”) + batto, from Latin battuere (“to beat”). Cognate to modern French abattre.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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