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  1. The action of a person that abates, or without proper authority enters a residence after the death of the owner and before the heir takes possession.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax.
  3. A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon; any figure added to the coat of arms tending to lower the dignity or station of the bearer.<ref name =WI3/>.
  4. The reduction of the proceeds of a will, when the debts have not yet been satisfied; the reduction of taxes due.
  5. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; a moderation; removal or putting an end to; the suppression of.