HyperDic: escheat

English > 2 senses of the word escheat:
NOUNpossessionescheata reversion to the state / state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
possessionescheatthe property that reverts to the state / state
English > escheat: 2 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA reversion to the state / state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderreversion(law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
Spanishreversión
English > escheat: 2 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThe property that reverts to the state / state.
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishreversión

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