- a reduction of a tax assessment.
- the termination of a nuisance.
- a wrongful entry on land made by a stranger, after the owner's death and before the owner's heir or devisee has obtained possession.
- a decrease in the legacies of a will when the assets of an estate are insufficient to pay all general legacies in full.
Origin of abatement
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Examples from the Web for abatement
Historical Examples of abatement
The graciousness of her manner, however, underwent no abatement.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
And yet what security is afforded by a present abatement of the visitation?Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
"Not at all," said Lady Wolfer, with no abatement of her good humor.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Mendel himself led them on with an ardor that knew no abatement.Rabbi and Priest
It did not appear that there was any abatement of the storm in five minutes, nor in a quarter of an hour.Deerbrook
mid-14c., from Old French abatement, from abattre (see abate).