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adeem

[ uh-deem ]
/ əˈdim /
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verb (used with object) Law.

to revoke (a legacy) by ademption.

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Origin of adeem

1835–45; <Latin adimere to take away, deprive of, confiscate, equivalent to ad-ad- + -imere, combining form of emere to take, buy; spelling conformed to redeem
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