Abatable(a.) Capable of being abated; as, an abatable writ or nuisance.
Abate(v. t.) To beat down; to overthrow.
Abate(v. t.) To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.
Abate(v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
Abate(v. t.) To blunt.
Abate(v. t.) To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
Abate(v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
Abate(v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
Abate(v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
Abate(v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.
Abated(imp. & p. p.) of Abate
Abatement(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.
Abatement(n.) The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
Abatement(n.) A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
Abatement(n.) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
Abater(n.) One who, or that which, abates.
Abating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abate
Abator(n.) One who abates a nuisance.
Abator(n.) A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
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