ademption

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adēmptiō (a taking away), from adēmptus, perfect passive participle of adimō (take away), from ad (to, towards, at) + emō (buy; obtain, take).

Noun[edit]

ademption (uncountable)

  1. (law) In the law of wills, the determination of what happens when property left under a will is no longer in the testator's estate when the testator dies.

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