Noun Abatement Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abatement

Pronunciation:

/əˈbeɪtm(ə)nt/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action of abating or being abated; ending or subsiding.
  1. 'I have been very idle lately; both from the overpowering idea of our dead poets and from abatement of my love of fame.'
  2. 'That path, that we have tended to follow in the past as in the present, has led us no closer to an abatement of the widespread savagery of criminals.'
  3. 'The fact that there is no abatement also differentiates the student allowance from all other government support.'
  4. 'A noise abatement order issued in November last year failed to stop the music.'
  5. 'Council leader Smith has promised an abatement of problems in the Purfleet area caused by hundreds of heavy lorries.'
  6. 'Things heated up as the TA started negotiating rent abatement for tenants who were without gas for months on end.'
  7. 'But victims complain that it takes a long time to obtain a noise abatement notice requiring their neighbours to turn down the volume.'
  8. 'Since January 2002 this trend has continued and shows no signs of abatement.'
  9. 'He was informed by the seller that it required as much as $400,000 worth of asbestos abatement.'
  10. 'Despite the obstacles early weed abatement programs faced, weed control efforts proliferated.'
  11. as modifier 'it was resolved to serve an abatement notice'
  12. 'He said the federal government targets only about $150 million a year for lead abatement.'
  13. 'I have been very idle lately; both from the overpowering idea of our dead poets and from abatement of my love of fame.'
  14. 'Things heated up as the TA started negotiating rent abatement for tenants who were without gas for months on end.'
  15. 'A single case of noise-induced hearing loss might be the trigger for intensified noise abatement.'
  16. 'My advice would be to hold out for a rent abatement of some sort.'
  17. 'The fact that there is no abatement also differentiates the student allowance from all other government support.'
  18. 'Since January 2002 this trend has continued and shows no signs of abatement.'
  19. 'This is not to over-simplify the crime wave that's sweeping through the country with no apparent abatement.'
  20. 'It is expected to be anchored there for a number of days to await the abatement of unusual southerly headwinds.'
  21. 'MSgt Samson's discovery set in motion the permanent abatement of this hazard.'
((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.|--|(n.) The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.|--|(n.) A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.|--|(n.) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.|--|)


noun

1. the act or state of abating or the state of being abated; reduction; decrease; alleviation; mitigation.

2. suppression or termination: abatement of a nuisance; noise abatement.

3. an amount deducted or subtracted, as from the usual price or the full tax.

4. Law. a reduction of a tax assessment. the termination of a nuisance. a wrongful entry on land made by a stranger, after the owner's death and before the owner's heir or devisee has obtained possession. a decrease in the legacies of a will when the assets of an estate are insufficient to pay all general legacies in full.

5. Also called rebatement. Heraldry. a charge or mark that, when introduced into a coat of arms, indicates the owner's disgrace.


Examples:

"There can be abatement targets."
"There can be abatement regimes."
"There can be abatement techniques."
"There can be abatement strategies."
"There can be abatement policies."
"There can be abatement costs."
"There can be abatement rules."
"There can be abatement plans."
"There can be abatement methods."
"There can be abatement divisions."
"nuisances can be abated."
"abatements can be on taxes."
"volumes can be abated."
"pollutions can be abated."
"abatements can be for years."
"abatements can be for basmatis."
"abatements can be on reals."
"touchings can be abated."
"taxes can be abated."
"storms can be abated."

Origin:
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French abatre ‘fell, put an end to’ (see abate).

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