Adempt A*dempt" ([.a]*d[e^]mt"; 215), p. p. [L. ademptus, p. p. of adimere to take away.] Taken away. [Obs.] 0

Without any sinister suspicion of anything being added or adempt. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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