escrow
I. noun Etymology: Anglo-French escroue scroll — more at scroll Date: 1594 1. a deed, a bond, money, or a piece of property held in trust by a third party to be turned over to the grantee only upon fulfillment of a condition 2. a fund or deposit designed to serve as an escrow II. transitive verb Date: 1946 to place in escrow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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