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- n. A rebate (discount or partial refund).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as 3d rebate, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rebating, or the state of being rebated; a blunting; abatement: drawback.
- n. In heraldry:
- n. A cutting off, or shortening, as of one arm of a cross, or the like.
- n. Same as abatement, in the sense of degradation of or dishonorable addition to a coat-armor.
- n. A narrowing.
Compare Old French rabatement, from rabatre to diminish. (Wiktionary)