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What is ADEMPTION

The revocation, recalling, or cancellation of a legacy, according to the apparent intention of the testator, implied by the law from acts done by him in his life, though such acts do not amount to an express revocation of it Kenaday v. Sinnott, 179 TJ. S. GOO, 21 Sup. Ct. 233, 45 L. Ed. 339; Burnham v. Comfort, 108 N. Y. 535, 15 N. E. 710, 2 Am. St. Rep. 402; Tanton v. Keller, 107 111. 129, 47 N. E. 370; Cowles v. Cowles, 5

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