abatement of freehold
The extinguishment of the freehold of heir or devisee by the entry of a stranger between the death of the ancestor or testator who died seized and the entry of the heir or devisee. 3 BI Comm 167.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Abatement — A*bate ment ( ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.] 1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defense in abatement — Abatement A*bate ment ( ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.] 1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plea in abatement — Abatement A*bate ment ( ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.] 1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To abate into a freehold — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. i. [See {Abate}, v. t.] 1. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. [1913 Webster] The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be defeated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plan of Campaign — The Plan of Campaign was a stratagem adopted in Ireland between 1886 and 1891, co ordinated by Irish politicians for the benefit of tenant farmers, against mainly absentee and rack rent landlords. It was launched to counter agricultural distress… …   Wikipedia

  • ouster by abatement — Such an ouster as takes place where a person dies seised of an estate of inheritance, and before the heir or devisee enters, a stranger who has no right enters and gets possession of the freehold. Brown v Burdick, 25 Ohio St 260, 268 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • abatamentum — /abeytamentam/ L. Lat. In old English law, an abatement of freehold; an entry upon lands by way of interposition between the death of the ancestor and the entry of the heir …   Black's law dictionary

  • abatamentum — /abeytamentam/ L. Lat. In old English law, an abatement of freehold; an entry upon lands by way of interposition between the death of the ancestor and the entry of the heir …   Black's law dictionary

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