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