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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of escheat.


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  • Land could be confiscated if the tenant violated his duties to his landlord, and it "escheated" to the lord in case of failure of heirs.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

  • Our entire CD, worth almost $7,000, had been escheated to the state.

    Go Jump In A Lake

  • If you have two CDs and write about only one of them, the other could be escheated away.

    Go Jump In A Lake

  • Money is escheated -- turned over to the state-when it has apparently been forgotten about.

    Go Jump In A Lake

  • In California, a CD can be escheated if there's no activity in the account for three years after it matures.

    Go Jump In A Lake

  • The attention of the company was then directed, by a natural transition, to the little girl who had had the audacity to burn her hair off, and who, after receiving sundry small slaps and pushes from the more energetic of the ladies, was mercifully sent home: the ninepence, with which she was to have been rewarded, being escheated to the Kenwigs family.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Basically the gov wants it escheated, otherwise they feel we would be earning interest on it, when they should be.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Reading the Volokh Conspiracy Pays off in Cash,”

  • For which causes and crimes he has forfeited his life, lands, and goods, movable and immovable; which shall be escheated to the King.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • They created enemies in suing their neighbors to recover revenues from escheated lands.

    Early Student Rebellions

  • I met at Wilensi an old Harari, whose gardens and property had all been escheated, because his son fled from justice, after slaying a man.

    First footsteps in East Africa


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