abatement

noun

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

Examples of abatement in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of abatement was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Abatement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abatement. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

abatement

noun
abate·​ment ə-ˈbāt-mənt How to pronounce abatement (audio)
1
: the act or process of abating : the state of being abated
2
: an amount abated (as from a tax)

Legal Definition

abatement

noun
abate·​ment ə-ˈbāt-mənt How to pronounce abatement (audio)
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-helpW. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton
2
: an amount abated : deduction
especially : a deduction from the full amount of a tax

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