Ademption Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Ademption, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Ademption?

v. a taking away or revocation of a legacy, by the testator. It is either express or implied. It is the former when revoked in express terms by a codicil or later will; it is implied when by the acts of the testator it is manifestly his intention to revoke it; for example, when a specific legacy of, a chattel is made, and afterwards the testator sells it