• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ademption ȧ*dĕmp"shŭn (Law) The revocation or taking away of a grant, donation, legacy, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ademption In law, the revocation of a grant, donation, or the like; especially, the lapse of a legacy, by the testator's satisfying it by delivery or payment to the legatee before his death, or
    • n ademption by his otherwise dealing with the thing bequeathed so as to manifest an intent to revoke the bequest. See adeem.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ademptio, fr. adimere, ademptum, to take away; ad, + emere, to buy, orig. to take