Noun Abator Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abator

Pronunciation:

/əˈbeɪtə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A person who takes possession of land between the death of the owner and the accession of the legal heir.

    noun

    = abater.
      ((n.) One who abates a nuisance.|--|(n.) A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.|--|)


      Origin:
      Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From Anglo-Norman abatour person who abates (in a tenement); in later use with remodelling of the suffix after -or<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Samuel Daniel (?1563–1619), poet and historian. From abate + -or. Compare Middle French abatteur person who takes down, knocks down, fells. Compare also Anglo-Norman abatour.

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