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
Additional Notes on ademption
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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