Definition of Escheat. Meaning of Escheat. Synonyms of Escheat

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Definition of Escheat

Escheat
Escheat Es*cheat", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Esheated; p. pr. & vb. n. Escheating.] (Law) To revert, or become forfeited, to the lord, the crown, or the State, as lands by the failure of persons entitled to hold the same, or by forfeiture. Note: In this country it is the general rule that when the title to land fails by defect of heirs or devisees, it necessarily escheats to the State; but forfeiture of estate from crime is hardly known in this country, and corruption of blood is universally abolished. --Kent. --Bouvier.
Escheat
Escheat Es*cheat", v. t. (Law) To forfeit. --Bp. Hall.

Meaning of Escheat from wikipedia

- Escheat /ɪsˈtʃiːt/ is a common law doctrine that transfers the real property of a person who has died without heirs to the crown or state. It serves to...
- motion the compulsory acquisition, was removed from office. In 1797, the Escheat Movement was born with the goal of convincing the Crown to acquire land...
- only to the Crown. When such lands become owner-less they are said to escheat; i.e., return to direct ownership of the Crown (Crown lands). Bona vacantia...
- chattel property for which no disposition had been made by testament was escheat to the Crown, or given to the Church for charitable purposes. This law...
- traced to Roman law. Similarly to England, unclaimed money will mostly escheat to the Crown who may then make further distribution. Unclaimed property...
- post mortem (abbreviated to Inq.p.m. or i.p.m., and formerly known as an escheat) (Latin, meaning "(inquisition) after death") is an English medieval or...
- creditors, missing intestacy or testamentary heirs to come forward before its escheat to the government means it can be sold or leased as a windfall to the government...
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- government powers of taxation, compulsory purchase, police power, and escheat, and may also be limited further by certain en****brances or conditions...
- the power of eminent domain. The president also has the power to direct escheat or reversion proceedings and the power to reserve lands of the public and...