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abate

[əbāt′]
Etymology: ME, abaten, to beat down
to decrease or reduce in severity or degree.

abate

(ă-bāt′) [Fr. abattre, to beat down]
1. To lessen or decrease.
2. To cease or cause to cease.
abatement (mĕnt)
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According to Abati, the suspension of Sanusi does not stop him from attending the ongoing investigations at the National Assembly, as part of the efforts by the present administration to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
Mr Abati said Air Marshal Alex Badeh replaces Admiral Ola Ibrahim as the new chief of defence staff, the most senior post in the military.
He left Obasanjo at 1:25pm and went to the house of his special media adviser Dr Reuben Abati.
La convocazione e indirizzata innanzi tutto ai soggetti ecclesiastici: arcivescovi, vescovi, abati e priori dovranno con-venire a Roma personalmente o tramite <<idonei rappresentanti>> (<<idoneos responsales>>).
This was expressed in a statement issued by the president's special advisor on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
He was the son of the first known boss of the family, Francesco 'Frank' Lanza, and took over in 1961 when Michael Abati was indicted and then deported.
La Gran Via, fie fundada y dirigida por el escritor festivo Felipe Perez y Gonzalez, junto con el industrial--pero tambien escritor--Gaspar Abati.
Massimo e i suoi abati si rivolsero pio volte alla giustizia principesca, sottraendo ai loro attuali detentori sia beni di morti senza eredi, sia beni destinati a donazioni postume.
President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesman, Reuben Abati, said in a statement that their loss was "extremely painful to the entire nation.
The issue of re-energising (the) bi-national joint commission was raised with a view to promoting trade relations between the two countries," Reuben Abati told reporters after Jonathan held talks with President Asif Ali Zardari.
De acuerdo a algunos especialistas, la administracion electronica puede entenderse como "una nueva forma de gestion publica basada en el uso interactivo de las tecnologias de la informacion y la comunicacion--y, en particular, de Internet--con el doble objetivo de prestar mejores servicios para ciudadanos y empresas y mejorar sus procesos internos" (Lara y Martinez, citados por Abati, 2004, p.
A spokesman for the President , Reuben Abati, confirmed the sacking, saying: "The NSA (national security adviser) has been dropped.