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  1. escheat

    • IPA[ɪsˈtʃiːt]

    英式

    • n.
      the reversion of property to the state, or (in feudal law) to a lord, on the owner's dying without legal heirs;an item of property affected by escheat.
    • v.
      (of land) revert to a lord or the state by escheat;hand over (land) as an escheat
    • verb: escheat, 3rd person present: escheats, gerund or present participle: escheating, past tense: escheated, past participle: escheated

    • noun: escheat, plural noun: escheats

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the reversion of property to the state, or (in feudal law) to a lord, on the owner's dying without legal heirs the Crown's right of escheat was lost they totally abolished escheats
    • an item of property affected by escheat.

    動詞

    • 1. (of land) revert to a lord or the state by escheat a private chase which had escheated to the King
    • hand over (land) as an escheat the land had been escheated to the crown the French kings were keeping a tight hold on escheated lands
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    • IPA[əsˈCHēt]

    美式

    • n.
      the reversion of property to the state, or (in feudal law) to a lord, on the owner's dying ... the Crown's right of escheat was lost they totally abolished escheats
    • v.
      (of land) revert to a lord or the state by escheat: a private chase which had escheated to the King

    Oxford American Dictionary