abator

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Etymology 1[edit]

abate (to enter without right after the owner dies and before the heir takes over) +‎ -or.[1] From Anglo-Norman.

Noun[edit]

abator (plural abators)

  1. (law) A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee. [Mid 16th century.] [2]

Etymology 2[edit]

abate (do away with) +‎ -or.[1] From Middle English, from Old French.

Noun[edit]

abator (plural abators)

  1. (law) One who abates, ends, or does away with a nuisance. [Late 16th century.] [2]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2