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bona vacantia

[ boh-nah vah-kahn-tee-ah; English boh-nuh vuh-kan-tee-uh ]

noun

, Law.
  1. property without an apparent owner or claimant.


bona vacantia

/ ˈbəʊnə vəˈkæntɪə /

plural noun

  1. law unclaimed goods


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bona vacantia1

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1750–60

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Example Sentences

It has been doubted whether the residue does not fall to the government as bona vacantia.

Bona vacantia can't belong to anybody—therefore they belong to the king; that's a pretty piece of reasoning, isn't it?

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