aditio

noun

adi·​tio
ə-ˈdi-shē-ˌō
plural -s
Roman law
: the informal acceptance by an outsider of heirship
broadly : the vesting of the inheritance in an heir to a testate or intestate estate or the entering into the inheritance

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Latin, approach, from aditus (past participle) + -io -ion

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aditio was in 1762

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“Aditio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aditio. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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