Abate Legal Definition:

To put an end to, to nullify or to become void.

Related Terms: Abatement

In Englewood, at ΒΆ39, Justice Walters of the Court of Appeals of Ohio, used these words in the context of a nuisance case:

"(The) District Court of Appeals rejected the contention that abate means demolish and destroy. That court commented that demolition and destruction are not synonyms that immediately leap to mind when the term abate is used.

"To abate means to put an end to, to nullify or to become void."

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