from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rebating, or the state of being rebated; a blunting; abatement: drawback.
  • noun In heraldry:
  • noun A cutting off, or shortening, as of one arm of a cross, or the like.
  • noun Same as abatement, in the sense of degradation of or dishonorable addition to a coat-armor.
  • noun A narrowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as 3d rebate, v.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rebate (discount or partial refund).


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compare Old French rabatement, from rabatre to diminish.


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