Escheat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |esˈtʃiːt|  American pronunciation of the word escheat
Brit.  |ɪsˈtʃiːt|  British pronunciation of the word escheat

noun

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

Examples

His honours lost, his lands escheated, and his liberty restrained.

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