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Legal Dictionary Term: abatement

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Legal Dictionary Term: abatement


What is abatement?

n. 1) the removal of a problem which is against public or private policy, or endangers others, including nuisances such as weeds that might catch fire on an otherwise empty lot; 2) an equal reduction of recovery of debts by all creditors when there are not enough funds or assets to pay the full amount; 3) an equal reduction of benefits to beneficiaries (heirs) when an estate is not large enough to pay each beneficiary in full.


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Date Approved: Apr 16, 2019

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Last Viewed: Jul 6, 2022


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