Definitions

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  • n. abatement; diminution

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Abatement; diminution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abatement; diminution; lessening; specifically, among carpenters, the portion to be cut off from a piece of timber to bring it to a desired length.

Etymologies

For abatement. See bate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • * • Unalterable and incapable d any a - batement, i.

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