Definition of abatement in English:

abatement

Line breaks: abate|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪtm(ə)nt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
1.1 Law The reduction or removal of a nuisance: [as modifier]: it was resolved to serve an abatement notice
More example sentences
  • A single case of noise-induced hearing loss might be the trigger for intensified noise abatement.
  • But victims complain that it takes a long time to obtain a noise abatement notice requiring their neighbours to turn down the volume.
  • The pub was served with the noise abatement order after a resident of a neighbouring housing development complained to the council.

More definitions of abatement

Definition of abatement in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsembləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…