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abatement - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'abatement' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abatement [ n.]
- 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.
- The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
- A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
- The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.

Meaning of 'abatement' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abatement [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of abating
Example in sentence:
  • laws enforcing noise abatement