verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of escheat
OTHER WORDS FROM escheates·cheat·a·ble, adjectiveun·es·cheat·a·ble, adjectiveun·es·cheat·ed, adjective
Words nearby escheat
Example sentences from the Web for escheat
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