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ADEMPTIO Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat In the civil law. A revocation of a legacy; an ademption. Inst. 2, 21, pr. Where it was expressly transferred from one person to another, it was called translatio. Id. 2. 21, 1; Dig. 34, 4.


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