transitive verb ad·i·ate \ˈa-dē-ˌāt\

Definition of adiate


Roman Dutch law

  1. :  to accept (an inheritance) as heir under a will, taking the liabilities and benefits of the estate

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Origin and Etymology of adiate

probably back-formation from adiation

First Known Use: 1831

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to cast off or become cast off

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