Re*bate" (?), v. t. [F. rebattre to beat again; pref re- re- + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See Abate.]

1.

To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.

But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. Shak.

2.

To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties.

Blount.

<-- 2 (b). To return a portion of a sum paid, as a method of discounting. -->

Rebated cross, a cross which has the extremities of the arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot.

 

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Re*bate", v. i.

To abate; to withdraw.

[Obs.]

Foxe.

 

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Re*bate", n.

1.

Diminution.

2. Com.

Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties.

Bouvier.

<-- 2 (b). A portion of a sum paid, returned to the purchaser, as a method of discounting. The rebate is sometimes returned by the manufacturer, after the full price is paid to the retailer by the purchaser. -->

 

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Re*bate", n. [See Rabbet.]

1. Arch.

A restangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See Rabbet.

2.

A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.

Elmes.

3.

An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.

Elmes.

4. [Perhaps a different word.]

A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.

[R.]

Elmes.

 

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Re*bate", v. t.

To cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v.

 

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