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Section 154 – The Indian Succession Act,1925

The Indian Succession Act,1925

Section 154. Ademption of specific bequest of right to receive something from third party

Where the thing specifically bequeathed is the right to receive something of value from a third party, and the testator himself receives it, the bequest is adeemed.


(i) A bequeaths to B–
“the debt which C owes me”:
“2,000 rupees which I have in the hands of D”:
“the money due to me on the bond of E”:
“my mortgage on the Rampur factory.”
All these debts are extinguished in A’s lifetime, some with and some without his consent. All the legacies are adeemed.

(ii) A bequeaths to B his interest in certain policies of his life assurance. A in his lifetime receives the amount of the policies. The legacy is adeemed.

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