Rebate Re*bate" (r[-e]*b[=a]t"), 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. [1913 Webster]

But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

3. To return a portion of a sum paid, as a method of discounting of prices. [PJC]

{Rebated cross}, a cross which has the extremities of the arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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