adjective Heraldry.
cut off or abridged in some way, as a cross potent formed as a swastika.

1580–90; rebate1 + -ed2

unrebated, adjective
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1427, "to deduct, subtract," from O.Fr. rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. The noun is 1656, from the verb.
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rebate definition

The return of part of a payment for a good. Unlike a discount, which is deducted from the price before purchase, a rebate is returned after purchase.

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