- 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.
- The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of
reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
- A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
- The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold
after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.