Ademption

Definition - Noun
[Latin ademptio, from adimere to take away, from ad to + emere to buy, obtain]
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
Only gifts that are characterized as specific devises, bequests, or legacies are subject to ademption.
Pronunciation&-'demp-sh&n

Pronunciation Key

  • \&\ as a and u in a b ut
  • \[^&]\ as e in kitt en
  • \&r\ as ur and er in f urther
  • \a\ as a inash
  • \A\ as a in ace
  • \?\ as o in m op
  • \au\ as ou in ou t
  • \ch\ as ch in ch in
  • \e\ as e in bet
  • \E\ as ea in easy
  • \g\ as g in go
  • \i\ as i in hit
  • \I\ as i in ice
  • \j\ as j in job
  • \[ng]\ as ng in sing
  • \O\ as o in go
  • \o\ as aw in law
  • \oi\ as oy in boy
  • \th\ as th in thin
  • \[th_]\ as thin the
  • \?\ as oo in loot
  • \u\ as oo in foot
  • \y\ as y in yet
  • \zh\ as si in vision


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