Abatement has four stances:
– Commerce: a reduction in the amount of a bill due to factors such as demurrage, overtime penalty, or rent.
– Environment: to reduce or eliminate polluting or hazardous substances. This is done by removing them or considering a new plan of more efficient waste management.
– Legal: A court decision that is suspended, or simply closing the case before the final decision is reached.
– Taxation: A rebate given under special circumstances such as in aftermath of natural disasters.