adiate

transitive verb

ad·​i·​ate
ˈa-dē-ˌāt
-ed/-ing/-s
Roman Dutch law
: to accept (an inheritance) as heir under a will, taking the liabilities and benefits of the estate

Word History

Etymology

probably back-formation from adiation

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adiate was in 1831

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“Adiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adiate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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