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Definition of "escheatment" [escheatment]

  • The process of transferring unclaimed or abandoned property to a state authority, especially when a person dies intestate. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "escheatment" in a sentence
  • "Kittrell's bank goofed; her escheatment shouldn't have happened."
  • "I have no problem with escheatment itself (except its slimy-sounding name)."
  • "And the purport of it was, that on pain of a heavy fine or escheatment, I would hold myself ready and present, to give evidence when called upon."
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