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Definition of "escheating" [escheating]

  • Present participle of escheat. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "escheating" in a sentence
  • "  Failure to take the oath would result in expulsion from the city, with all of their real property escheating to the city, although they could take their chattel property with them."
  • "In the same year an act was passed providing that the school funds should consist of "the proceeds of the school lands," and of all estates, real or personal, escheating to the State, and "the proceeds of all property found on the coast or shores of the State.""
  • "It was against the interest of the royal courts to allow the overlords to grow strong; that interest would in all countries tend to support a man with one manor who might be fighting an action to prevent that manor escheating, on some technical ground, to a wealthier local man who was his feudal superior."
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