Origin of escheat
OTHER WORDS FROM escheates·cheat·a·ble, adjectiveun·es·cheat·a·ble, adjectiveun·es·cheat·ed, adjective
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How to use escheat in a sentence
They therefore reported that there should be no escheat of the original grants for non-performance of conditions as to settlement.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
In case a master died without lawful heirs, his slaves did not escheat, but were regarded as other personal estate or property.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
The same vagueness enshrouds the infancy of the escheat propter defectum tenentis.
The burghers power of devising his land made escheat a rare event, and so destroyed the evidence of mesne tenure.
The estate would escheat to the king, Hanoverian or Scotchman, before it came to me.The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper