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noun 
  1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the 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. (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. The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: afname, afslag, inkrimping, korting, vermindering]]
  • French: réduction
  • German: Abnahme
  • Italian: riduzione
  • Spanish: disminución
Etymology: Old French abatement, French abattement.


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