Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.
  • noun the right, formerly possessed by the king of France, to all the personal property of which an alien died possessed. It was abolished in 1819.

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  • noun historical, law succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized

Etymologies

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French, from aubain an alien, from Latin alibi elsewhere.

Examples

  • (70 CD!), une aubaine pour les adeptes du "peer to peer"; musical.

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  • The sentence that I like is this: "Une vraie aubaine pour la rédaction des manuels utilisateur avec mise à disposition sur le Web" translates to this in

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  • inheriting goods from a foreigner.

    January 3, 2008

  • Give. Me.

    November 21, 2008