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ESCHEAT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does escheat mean? 

ESCHEAT (noun)
  The noun ESCHEAT has 2 senses:

1. a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
2. the property that reverts to the state

  Familiarity information: ESCHEAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESCHEAT (noun)


Sense 1escheat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("escheat" is a kind of...):

reversion ((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))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2escheat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property that reverts to the state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("escheat" is a kind of...):

transferred possession; transferred property (a possession whose ownership changes or lapses)


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