• WordNet 3.6
    • n abator a person who abates a nuisance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abator ȧ*bāt"ẽr (Law) One who abates a nuisance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abator One who or that which abates. Specifically, in law: A person who without right enters into a freehold, on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
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  • Joseph Addison
    “Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”


In literature:

They summed up the hazard of life where to abate the fight and rest meant to lose the fight and starve.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Abatement, of rent, for loss of crop, 45, 46. of interest, 48.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
And then came thought of my father also, and the pain of my feet abated.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
The teacher can neither delegate, abrogate, abate, nor abridge her responsibility.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Examples: Albigenses; Turks at Lepanto and Belgrade; many epidemics abated or averted by the power of the rosary.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
If, on the contrary, they be taught to avoid these social or solitary evils, they will be abated.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
My perplexity and indecision did not abate, and my silence continued.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The storm did not seem to abate as the evening went on, perhaps it was the climax of the season.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Next day, about two P.M., the gale abating, Michel set out as he said to hunt, but returned unexpectedly in a very short time.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
He must abate their hostility.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson

In poetry:

I know that I shall die;
But wherefore should I sigh?
Did sighing e'er abate
Inevitable fate?
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
For the souls that came were quite the same
As they were before they sailed;
And, as pride and hate did not abate,
The hope of the voyagers failed;
And, facing alone the great Unknown,
The bravest spirits quailed.
"A Story Of The Sea" by John Lawson Stoddard
And for several hours he sat there in pain,
Knowing if he stopped playing the wolves would be at him again,
But the rage of the wolves abated to the subduing strains,
And at last he was rewarded for all his pains:
"Saved" by William Topaz McGonagall
To tell his might my wit may not suffice;
Foolish men he can make them out of wise;—
For he may do all that he will devise;
Loose livers he can make abate their vice,
And proud hearts can make tremble in a trice.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
The ancient spirit is not dead;
Old times, thought I, are breathing there;
Proud was I that my country bred
Such strength, a dignity so fair:
She begged an alms, like one in poor estate;
I looked at her again, nor did my pride abate.
"The Sailor's Mother" by William Wordsworth
"Cease your writing, cease your shouting, cease your wild unearthly lying;
Cease to bandy such expressions as are never, never found
In the letter of a lover; cease "exposing" and "replying"
Let there be abated fury and a decrement of sound.
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

RusHydro Swings Abate as Kremlin Pledges Funds: Russia Overnight.
Colo ABATE District 14 says thanks for supporting Poker Run.
Denny Parkinson Summit County ABATE treasurer.
Robert Abate & the Bigtimers.
Robert Abate & the Bigtimers Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 8:30 pm Horizon Bookstore 243 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684 231 946-7290.
City power being restored as winds begin to abate .
Garrett says tax abatement "wipes" the tax liability off of the books and each taxing authority receives less in taxes when they are abated.
The Supervisors passed a separate resolution for each tax abatement .
PUBLIC NOTICE The Tooele Valley Mosquito Abatement District will hold the 2013 Budget Hearing on December 11, 2012 at 6:30 P. M at 1535 Sunset Road, Lake Point.
The Fitchburg City Council is considering a new rent abatement ordinance.
Oswego Social Services offices temporarily relocating for asbestos abatement .
Council favors continuing tax abatement .
Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Fifty percent tax abatements are the norm for warehouse projects in Gardner, Olathe and other cities competing for industrial development.
The amount abated under this scheme is about $14,000, not the $31,000 abatement resulting from Triandafilou's original request.
Council discusses abatement bond items.

In science:

Non-members do not reduce their abatement in the presence of the increased abatement by the coalition.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
The independence of abatement behavior by non-members in our nearly linear case is consistent with prior explorations of linear benefit function.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
The results suggest that a coordination mechanism allowing for transfer payments between self-interested parties can provide a promising means for increasing abatement of debris generation.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
The results suggest that, in a debris IEA where benefits are effectively additive in the regime of interest, active “freeriding” in the sense of a counter-productive decrease of non-members abatement to offset an increase in members’ abatement may not be a problem.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
Abate, Iteration theory of holomorphic maps on taut manifolds, Mediterranean, Rende, 1989. M.
Loewner Theory in annulus I: evolution families and differential equations