ademption

/adem(p)sh3n/ Extinction or withdrawal of legacy by testator's act equivalent to revocation or indicating intention to revoke. Tagnon's Adm'x v. Tagnon, 253 Ky. 374, 69 S.W.2d 714.
Testator's giving to a legatee that which he has provided in his will, or his disposing of that part of his estate so bequeathed in such manner as to make it impossible to carry out the will. Hurley v. Schuler, 296 Ky. 118, 176 S.W.2d 275, 276.
Revocation, recalling, or cancellation of a legacy, according to the apparent intention of the testator, implied by the law from acts done by him in his life, though such acts do not amount to an express revocation of it. To take away, recall, revoke, or to satisfy legacy by some gift or substituted disposition, made by testator, in advance. In re Burnett's Estate, 49 N.J.Super. 439, 140 A.2d 242, 244.
The act by which the testator pays to his legatee, in his life-time, a general legacy which by his will he had proposed to give him at his death; and the act by which a specific legacy has become inoperative on account of the testator having parted with the subject. Dillender v. Wilson, 228 Ky. 758, 16 S.W.2d 173, 174.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • ademption — ademp·tion /ə demp shən/ n [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 …   Law dictionary

  • Ademption — is a term used in the law of wills to determine what happens when property bequeathed under a will is no longer in the testator s estate when the testator dies. For devises of specific items of property, called specific gifts, the property is… …   Wikipedia

  • ademption — ⇒ADEMPTION, subst. fém. DR. ANC. ,,Révocation d un legs, d une donation. (LITTRÉ). Rem. 1. Noté comme ,,peu usité par Ac. 1835, Ac. 1878, Ac. t. 1 1932 et vieilli par DG. 2. Lar. 19e, Lar. 20e et Lar. encyclop. sont les seuls à donner un autre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ademption — A*demp tion ([.a]*d[e^]mp sh[u^]n), n. [L. ademptio, fr. adimere, ademptum, to take away; ad + emere to buy, orig. to take.] (Law) The revocation or taking away of a grant, donation, legacy, or the like. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ademption — ADEMPTION. s. fém. Terme de Jurisprudence. Révocation d un legs, d une donation, etc …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • ademption — [ə demp′shən] n. [< L ademptio, a taking away < adimere, take away < ad , to + emere, take, buy: see REDEEM] Law the extinction of a legacy by, or inferred from, an act of the testator before death, as by the disposal of the bequeathed… …   English World dictionary

  • ademption — The extinction or satisfaction of a legacy by some act of the testator, which indicates either a revocation or an intention to revoke the bequest. American Trust & Banking Co. v Balfour, 138 Tenn 385, 198 SW 70, 57 Am J1st Wills § 1580. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ademption — /euh demp sheuhn/, n. Law. the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator s estate at death. [1580 90; < L ademption (s. of ademptio) a taking away, equiv. to adempt(us) (ad AD + em(p) , s. of emere to take + …   Universalium

  • ademption — əˈdem(p)shən, aˈ noun ( s) Etymology: Latin ademption , ademptio, from ademptus (past participle of adimere to take away, from ad + imere, from emere to buy, obtain) + ion , io ion more at redeem : revocation or satisfaction of a property… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ADEMPTION — s. f. T. de Jurispr. Révocation d un legs, d une donation. Il est peu usité …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ADEMPTION — n. f. T. de Jurisprudence Révocation d’un legs, d’une donation. Il est peu usité …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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