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escheat

noun

1 escheat

A reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs.

Roget 974: penalty; retribution etc. (punishment) 972; pain, pains and penalties; weregild, wergild; peine forte et dure [Fr.]; penance etc. (atonement) 952; ... show more



2 escheat

The property that reverts to the state.

Polish: kaduk


verb

Roget 974: fine, mulct, amerce, sconce, confiscate; sequestrate, sequester; escheat [Law]; estreat, forfeit.   

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