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ademption

Legal Definition of ademption

  1. When property identified in a will cannot be given to the beneficiary because it no longer belonged to the deceased at the time of death.

    Example: The particular gift may have been destroyed, given away or sold between the time of the death and the time of will.

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Definition of ademption

Etymology

    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

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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