- The process of reducing, lessening, or removing something, or the state once it has been reduced or lessened
- The specific sum or quantity that has been reduced, lessened, or removed
- Due to the noise complaints from the neighbors, there was abatement of loud music in the apartment complex.
- After the negotiation, there was an abatement in the amount owed by the tenant to the landlord.
- The city announced an abatement in property taxes for all qualifying homeowners.