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adeem

[uh-deem] /əˈdim/
verb (used with object), Law.
1.
to revoke (a legacy) by ademption.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin adimere to take away, deprive of, confiscate, equivalent to ad- ad- + -imere, combining form of emere to take, buy; spelling conformed to redeem
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  • Whether the testator intended to adeem the bequest is not controlling.

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