abatement

noun
abate·​ment | \ ə-ˈbāt-mənt How to pronounce abatement (audio) \

Definition of abatement

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 : 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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Recent Examples on the Web The six-year, 40 percent abatement of county taxes on developer Weston Urban’s high-rise at 305 Soledad St. is worth an estimated $712,917. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2022 The Solon Board of Education has authorized the school district’s business manager to advertise and secure bids for asbestos abatement and demolition of the former Arthur Road Elementary School building. cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 Demolition and abatement work has to start within 42 days of Sullivan’s order, with clean up completed within 90 days. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 Demolition and abatement work has to start within 42 days of Sullivan's order, with clean up completed within 90 days. Corey Williams, ajc, 7 Apr. 2022 The legislature restricted 35% of the funds received to be used for opioid treatment, abatement and education. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Holland must also pay for the abatement and demolition of the former courthouse structures, per the terms of the deal. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2022 Most of the money would go toward states to fund abatement for the opioid epidemic, with a $750 million fund set aside for those who successfully prove personal injury. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 Thierath said the property tax abatement would be needed for the project to obtain debt and equity financing. David Dekunder, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of abatement

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abatement

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

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21 May 2022

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“Abatement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abatement. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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abatement

noun
abate·​ment | \ ə-ˈbāt-mənt How to pronounce abatement (audio) \

Legal Definition of abatement

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 : an amount abated : deduction especially : a deduction from the full amount of a tax
in abatement
: 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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