verb (used with object) Law.
to revoke (a legacy) by ademption.

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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