Search Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law

Browse Dictionary of Law

A

abatement

abatement ə-bāt-mənt ( n )

1 :the act or process of abating or the state of being abated [challenged the ⁓ of her bequest] [⁓ of a private nuisance by self-help W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton]

2 :an amount abated

:deduction

esp :a deduction from the full amount of a tax

in abatement :subject to termination because of a formal or procedural defect [there shall be no reversal in the Supreme Court…for error in ruling upon matters in abatement U.S. Code]



Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law ©2016 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.