dim·i·nu·tion /ˌdi-mə-'nü-shən, -'nyü-/ n: the act, process, or an instance of making less
prohibiting the diminution of a judge's compensationU.S. Code

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abatement, abbreviation, contraction, decrease, deduction, deflation, diminishment, lessening, let up, lowering, mitigation, reduction, remission, shrinkage II index abatement (reduction), consumption, curtailment, damage, decrease, decrement, discount, erosion, mitigation, moderation, mollification, rebate, relief (release) , remission, waste, wear and tear

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Decrease; a reduction in size or number.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Taking away; reduction; lessening; incompleteness.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Taking away; reduction; lessening; incompleteness.

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  • diminution — [ diminysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1260; de diminuer 1 ♦ Action de diminuer; son résultat. ⇒ amoindrissement , baisse, décroissance, décroissement, décrue, recul, réduction, régression. La diminution du nombre des décès. Diminution graduelle, progressive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diminution — DIMINUTION. s. f. Amoindrissement, rabais, retranchement d une partie de quelque chose. Grande diminution. Diminution considérable. Diminution de taxe. Diminution de prix. Faire diminution. Ce Fermier demande diminution, demande de la diminution …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • diminution — Diminution. s. f. v. Amoindrissement, rabais, retranchement d une partie de quelque chose. Grande diminution. diminution considerable. diminution de taxe. diminution de prix. faire diminution. ce fermier demande diminution, demande de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Diminution — Dim i*nu tion, n. [L. diminutio, or perh. rather deminutio: cf. F. diminution. See {Diminish}.] 1. The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; opposed to {augmentation} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diminution — Diminution, Imminutio, Diminutio, Extenuatio. Faire diminution de la dignité d aucun, Decerpere ex dignitate alterius. Faire quelque diminution d honesteté, Delibare de honestate. Bailler diminutions, Extenuationes rescribere. Bud …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • diminution — UK US /ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən/ US  / əˈnuː / noun [C or U] FORMAL ► a reduction in size, importance, or value: »After an accident, a vehicle will suffer a diminution in value …   Financial and business terms

  • Diminution — (lat.), Verminderung, Verkleinerung; in der Musik eine Verkürzung der Notenwerte, besonders als Nachahmung eines Themas in Noten von halbem Wert beliebt. In der Mensuralmusik wurde die D. anstatt durch kleinere Notenwerte durch Veränderung des… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • diminution — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. diminuciun, O.Fr. diminucion, from L. diminutionem (nom. diminutio), earlier deminutionem, noun of action from pp. stem of deminuere (see DIMINISH (Cf. diminish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • diminution — [n] lessening, reduction abatement, alleviation, contraction, curtailment, cut, cutback, decay, decline, decrease, deduction, retrenchment, weakening; concepts 698,776 Ant. development, enlargement, expansion, growth, increase …   New thesaurus

  • diminution — ► NOUN ▪ a reduction …   English terms dictionary

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