abatement

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noun abate·ment \ə-ˈbāt-mənt\

Definition of abatement

  1. 1 :  the act or process of reducing or otherwise abating something abatement of pollution :  the state of being abated a storm continuing without abatement [=without weakening]

  2. 2 :  an amount abated; especially :  a deduction from the full amount of a tax … devised tax credits, refunds, and abatements to benefit private corporations … — William Greider

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Origin and Etymology of abatement

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, from abatre “to abate” + -ment -ment


Law Dictionary

abatement

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noun abate·ment \ə-ˈbāt-mənt\

Legal Definition of abatement

  1. 1 :  the act or process of abating or the state of being abated challenged the abatement of her bequest abatement of a private nuisance by self-help — W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton

  2. 2 :  an amount abated :  deduction; especially :  a deduction from the full amount of a tax

in abatement

  1. :  subject to termination because of a formal or procedural defect there shall be no reversal in the Supreme Court…for error in ruling upon matters in abatementU.S. Code





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