adeem /ə-'dēm/ vt [from ademption, after such pairs as redemption: redeem]: to revoke or satisfy (as a legacy) by ademption

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abnegate, abolish, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, declare null and void, deny, deprive of, disinherit, disseise, divest, make void, negate, nullify, obliterate, offset, remove, render null and void, render void, repeal, repudiate, rescind, retract, revoke, take away, take back, take from, vacate, void, withdraw associated concepts: adeem a bequest, adeem a devise, adeem a gift, adeem a legacy II index assume (seize), attach (seize), confiscate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To remove, revoke, or take away; to take away a legacy or future bequest in advance.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   to revoke a gift made in a will by destroying, selling or giving away the gift item during the lifetime of the testator (writer of the will). Example: a person writes in his/her will, "I leave my son my 1988 Cadillac automobile" and then Dad totals or sells the car. Nasty legal fights can arise if the supposed adeemed gift is not clearly identified, as in "I give Robert my family car." Then the giver sells the Cadillac and buys a Jeep. Better will language would be: "To Johnny any (or the newest) automobile of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death."
   See also: ademption

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Adeem — A*deem , v. t. [L. adimere. See {Ademption}.] (Law) To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adeem — /euh deem /, v.t. Law. to revoke (a legacy) by ademption. [1835 45; < L adimere to take away, deprive of, confiscate, equiv. to ad AD + imere, comb. form of emere to take, buy; sp. conformed to REDEEM] * * * …   Universalium

  • adeem — verb To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift …   Wiktionary

  • ADEEM — Air Defense Effectiveness Evaluation Mode (Governmental » Military) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • adeem — v. (Law) revoke (grant, inheritance, gift made in a will, etc.) by ademption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adeem — /adiym/ To take away, recall, or revoke. To satisfy a legacy by some gift or substituted disposition, made by the testator, in advance. Woodburn Lodge No. 102,1. O. O. F. v. Wilson, 148 Or. 150, 34 P.2d 611, 614. See ademption …   Black's law dictionary

  • adeem — Taking away; to effect an ademption. See ademption …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adeem — əˈdēm, aˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: from ademption, after such pairs as English redemption: redeem : to revoke or satisfy (as a legacy, grant, or donation) by ademption …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aston Martin — Infobox Company company name = Aston Martin Lagonda Limited company logo = company type = Private foundation = 1913 founder = Lionel MartinRobert Bamford location city = Gaydon location country = England, UK key people = Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO… …   Wikipedia

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