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  Dictionary Definition of escheated

escheat
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 (i)
4. to revert by escheat, as to the crown or the state.
-- verb (t)
5. to make an escheat of; confiscate.
[ME eschette, from OF, from escheoir fall to one's share, from es- EX-1 + cheoir (from L cadere fall)]
-- escheatable, adjective -- escheatment, noun