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escheat

es·cheat

escheat

 
pronunciation:
es chit
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, the reversion of property to the state when there are no heirs.
definition 2: such property.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: escheated, escheating, escheats
definition: to revert by escheat.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to seize by escheat; confiscate.
derivation: escheatable (adj.)