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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-demp-shuh n]
    • /əˈdɛmp ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-demp-shuh n]
    • /əˈdɛmp ʃən/

Definitions of ademption word

  • noun ademption the failure of a specific legacy, as by a testator disposing of the subject matter in his lifetime 3
  • noun ademption the extinction of a legacy by, or inferred from, an act of the testator before death, as by the disposal of the bequeathed property 3
  • noun ademption the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator's estate at death. 1
  • noun ademption (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. 0

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Origin of ademption

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Latin ademptiōn- (stem of ademptiō) a taking away, equivalent to adempt(us) (ad- ad- + em(p)-, stem of emere to take + -tus past participle suffix) + -ion- -ion

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Parts of speech for Ademption


ademption popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ademption usage trend in Literature

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