Abatement definition

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(law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
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Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
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(law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
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Abatement is defined as the interruption or end of something.

An example of abatement is when a court case is stopped due to the termination of a law suit.

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The reduction or suspension of payments. For example, a municipality may give a corporation tax abatements to lure the corporation to the city. An abatement also may be used in a contract in the event that some extraordinary situation arises. See also tax abatement.
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The act of abating.
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The amount abated.
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The definition of abatement refers to the process of something ending or becoming less than it was at a prior time.

An example of abatement would be the reduction in a government fee.

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The amount lowered; a reduction.
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A lessening or reduction.
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An amount deducted; extent of a reduction.
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The process of, or the state of, being abated.
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The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; a moderation; removal or putting an end to; the suppression of. [First attested from 1340 to 1470.]

The abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof.

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The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
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(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.[Early 17th century.]
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(law) The action of a person that abates, or without proper authority enters a residence after the death of the owner and before the heir takes possession.
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(law) The reduction of the proceeds of a will, when the debts have not yet been satisfied; the reduction of taxes due.[First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
abatement
Plural:
abatements

Origin of abatement

  • From Middle French abatement, from Old French abatre. Equivalent to abate (“to beat down”) +‎ -ment (“the result of”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman abatre (“to abate”) + -ment.

    From Wiktionary