adiation, noun

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EnglishShow more adiate + English -tion suffix expressing the sense ‘the action or process of’.
Law
The acceptance (of an inheritance) as the beneficiary of a will.
1829 in J.W. Knapp Rep. Cases Privy Council (1831) I. iii.Adiation (aditio in hereditatem) is a question more of intention than action.
1960 J.J.L. Sisson S. Afr. Judicial Dict. 22Adiation, a term adopted from the Roman law signifying the acceptance of an inheritance by the heir...Adiation is a mode of election and may be resiled from.
1977 C.J. Claassen Dict. of Legal Words & Phrases I. 49The adiation ‘consists in the intention which may be indicated, not only by words, but by actions’.
The acceptance (of an inheritance) as the beneficiary of a will.
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