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Definition of Abatement


  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. A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
  4. The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.

Abatement Translations

abatement in Afrikaans is afslag
abatement in Dutch is afname
abatement in French is rabais, remise, rature, coupure
abatement in Italian is detrazione, falcidia, cancellazione
abatement in Swedish is avtagande