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Abatement

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Definition of the noun abatement

What does abatement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abatements

  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  2. the act of abating
    • example: laws enforcing noise abatement
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: mitigation / moderation = the action of lessening in severity or intensity
    • more specific terms: abatement of a nuisance / nuisance abatement = the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance

Alternative definition of the noun abatement

noun

  1. 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.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
  3. [heraldry] A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon; any figure added to the coat of arms tending to lower the dignity or station of the bearer.
  4. [legal] The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.

Explanation

Abatement: An abatement is a modification of a coat of arms, representing a less-than honorable augmentation, imposed by an heraldic authority or by royal decree for misconduct. The practice of inverting the entire escutcheon of an armiger found guilty of high treason has been attested since the Middle Ages and is generally accepted as reliable, and medieval heraldic sources cite at least one instance of removing an honourable charge from a coat of arms by royal decree as an abatement of honour. Other abatements of honour implied by the addition of dishonourable stainand charges, appearing in late 16th-century texts, have never been reliably attested in actual practice. Additionally, as many heraldic writers note, the use of arms is not compulsory, so armigers are more likely to relinquish a dishonored coat of arms than to advertise their dishonor.

Phrases with Abatement

  1. abatement of a nuisance
  2. Plea in Abatement
  3. asbestos abatement
  4. nuisance abatement
  5. Defense in Abatement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abatement

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Google previewThe Hedaya, Or Guide (1870)

A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr Marghīnānī

remains after deducting the abatement is the price ; whereas an entire remission has no connexion with the original bargain.

Google previewL.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected (2005)

Abatement means any set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead- based paint or lead-based paint hazards (see definition of “permanent”). Abatement includes: (1) The removal of lead-based paint and dust-lead hazards, the ...

Google previewReducing Hazardous Waste Generation: (1985)

An Evaluation and a Call for Action by Environmental Studies Board, Committee on Institutional Considerations in Reducing the Generation of Hazardous Industrial Wastes, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications

Waste abatement refers to changes in industrial processes that eliminate or drastically reduce the quantities of waste produced. Technologies employing abatement are also called low-waste and non-waste technologies. Substitutions of ...

Google previewThe national cyclopædia of useful knowledge (1879)

ABATEMENT is a word derived from the old French word abater, which signified to beat down, prostrate, or destroy.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

ABATEMENT OF LEGACIES, c0nt'd. Residuary legacies, cont'd. Subsequent deficiency of assets, 1-43 Residue: Where testator constitutes two residues, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (2010)

by Bonnie S. Fisher, Steven P. Lab

Civil abatement constitutes a purposive application of civil regulatory law to crime prevention goals.

Ultimately, civil abatement strives for a type of general deterrence, extending informal social control through nongovernmental entities who ...

Google previewA new law dictionary (1850)

containing explanations of such technical terms and phrases as occur in the works of legal authors, in practics of the courts, etc. To which is added an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity by Henry James Holthouse

The word abatement may be properly considered under this title, because in all its various applications it still maintains a close connection with the word abate, and, in every sense in which it is used, signifies the act of abating; that is, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

To use economists' jargon, total emissions are reduced to a level where all firms' marginal abatement costs equal the tax. This is cost effective, and it is the central benefit of market-based instruments. To maximize net social benefits, the tax ...

Google previewA new Law Dictionary ... to which is added an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity, etc (1846)

The word abatement may be properly considered under this title, because in all its various applications it still maintains a close connection with the word abate, and, in every sense in which it is used, signifies the act of abating; that is, ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Economics (2014)

by Renat Perelet, Pamela Mason, Anil Markandya, Tim Taylor

Pollution abatement in industry, for example, may occur in response to regulation , consumer demand for cleaner processes, or the diffusion of less pollution- intensive technology. See also abatement cost; marginal abatement cost; marginal ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

In 1904 the city revised the ordinance and hired a smoke The problem addressed by the smoke abatement campaign is apparent in this view of downtown Indianapolis looking east from the Haughville neighborhood. [Indianapolis Newspapers ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Abatement (which see).

Google previewBuilding Law Encyclopaedia (2009)

by David Chappell, Michael Dunn, Michael Cowlin

abatement refers to the right of the person who suffers injury or damage by reason of the nuisance to act personally to remove the cause. Care must be taken not to interfere with another party's rights. Abatement of a ...

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Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat. (Quentin Crisp)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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