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ademption

noun ademp·tion \ ə-ˈdemp-shən \

legal Definition of ademption

1 :the revocation of a gift in a will inferred from the disposal (as by sale) of the property by the maker of the will before he or she dies
2 :the revocation of a gift in a will inferred from the maker's gift before his or her death of the same or similar property to the recipient named in the will — compare advancement
Note: Only gifts that are characterized as specific devises, bequests, or legacies are subject to ademption.

Origin and Etymology of ademption

Latin ademptio, from adimere to take away, from ad to + emere to buy, obtain


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