Abator

Dictionary: 
Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

In real property law, a stranger who, having no right of entry, contrives to get possession of an estate of freehold, to the prejudice of the heir or devisee, before the latter can enter, after the ancestor's death. Litt. ยง 397. In the law of torts, one who abates, prostrates or destroys a nuisance.

Author: 
Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
Publisher: 
West Publishing Company
Year Published: 
1910
Genre: 
Law Dictionary