Definition of adempt in English:

adempt

verb

Law US
  • with object To take away, remove; (Law) = adeem. Usually in pass.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Swinburne (c1551–1624), ecclesiastical lawyer. From classical Latin ademptus, past participle of adimere adeem. Compare earlier adempt, adempted, and compare also exempt, ademption.

Pronunciation:

adempt

/əˈdɛm(p)t/