adjective see escheat II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Escheatable — Es*cheat a*ble, a. Liable to escheat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escheatable — chēd.əbəl adjective : subject to escheat or capable of being claimed or taken by escheat since the unpaid dividends are deposited with a New York bank, it may be inferred that they are also escheatable by New York David Fellman …   Useful english dictionary

  • escheatable — See escheat. * * * …   Universalium

  • escheatable — adj. may be confiscated, may be seized …   English contemporary dictionary

  • escheatable — es·cheat·able …   English syllables

  • escheat — escheatable, adj. /es cheet /, Law. n. 1. the reverting of property to the state or some agency of the state, or, as in England, to the lord of the fee or to the crown, when there is a failure of persons legally qualified to inherit or to claim.… …   Universalium

  • Hodel v. Irving — Infobox SCOTUS case Litigants=Hodel v. Irving ArgueDate=October 6 ArgueYear=1986 DecideDate=May 18 DecideYear=1987 FullName= Hodel, Secretary of the Interior v. Irving et al. USVol=481 USPage=704 Citation= Prior=758 F.2d 1260 (8th cir. 1985),… …   Wikipedia

  • escheat — I. noun Etymology: Middle English eschete, from Anglo French, reversion of property, from escheir to fall, devolve, from Vulgar Latin *excadēre, from Latin ex + Vulgar Latin *cadēre to fall, from Latin cadere more at chance Date: 14th century 1.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • escheat — /əsˈtʃit/ (say uhs cheet) noun 1. (formerly) the reversion of land to the feudal lord or the Crown in the absence of heirs of the owner. 2. property or a possession which reverts by escheat. 3. the right to take property subject to escheat. –verb …   Australian English dictionary

  • escheat — [es chēt′] n. [ME eschete < OFr, lit., that which falls to one < pp. of escheoir, to fall to one s share < VL * excadere, to fall upon < L ex , out + cadere, to fall: see CASE1] Law 1. the reverting of property to the lord of the… …   English World dictionary

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