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bona vacantia

[boh-nah vah-kahn-tee-ah; English boh-nuh vuh-kan-tee-uh] /ˈboʊ nɑ vɑˈkɑn ti ɑ; English ˈboʊ nə vəˈkæn ti ə/
noun, Law.
property without an apparent owner or claimant.
Origin of bona vacantia
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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bona vacantia

/ˈbəʊnə vəˈkæntɪə/
plural noun
(law) unclaimed goods
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