Noun Abatements Definition and Examples







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


    = abater.


      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.


      "abatementses can be to developments."
      "abatementses can be to businesses."
      "abatementses can be over yeases."
      "abatementses can be for works."
      "abatementses can be for landlords."
      "abatementses can be as efforts."
      "abatementses can apply to taxes."



      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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