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Abatement Definition

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[n] the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"
[n] an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

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\A*bate"ment\ (-ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.]
1. 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.
2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
3. (Her.) A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
4. (Law) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee. --Blackstone. {Defense in abatement}, {Plea in abatement}, (Law), plea to the effect that from some formal defect (e.g. misnomer, want of jurisdiction) the proceedings should be abated.

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