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abatement ə-bāt-mənt ( n )

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

2 :an amount abated


esp :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 abatement U.S. Code]

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