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 Abate (2 syl.)Ab’aton. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abatement,
 
in heraldry, is a mark of dishonour annexed to coat armour, whereby the honour of it is abated.   1
 


 Abate (2 syl.)Ab’aton. 

 
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