noun Law.
the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator's estate at death.

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 Unabridged
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ademption (əˈdɛmpʃən)
property law the failure of a specific legacy, as by a testator disposing of the subject matter in his lifetime
[C16: from Latin ademptiōn- a taking away, from adimere to take away, take to (oneself), from ad- to + emere to buy, take]

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Under the common law, ademption by implied revocation necessarily results from such a transfer.
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