"abatement" Definition


  1. n. 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. n. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
  3. n. A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
  4. n. The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.

Dictionary Stats for "abatement"

Position in dictionary: 232 of 111710 words.
Word Types: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with abatement: 1
Words that end with abatement: 1
Words that contain abatement: 1
Next words in dictionary: abater, abating, abatis, abatised, abator
Previous words in dictionary: abated, abate, abatable, abassis, abassi

Definition of abatement

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "abatement". The definition of the word "abatement" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "abatement", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.