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escrow

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noun es·crow \ˈes-ˌkrō, es-ˈ\

Definition of escrow

  1. 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. 2 :  a fund or deposit designed to serve as an escrow

in escrow

  1. :  in trust as an escrow <had $1000 in escrow to pay taxes>



Origin and Etymology of escrow

Anglo-French escroue scroll — more at scroll


First Known Use: 1594

Rhymes with escrow

aglow, ago, airflow, airglow, air show, alow, although, archfoe, argot, a throw, backflow, backhoe, bandeau, Baotou, barlow, bateau, below, bestow, big toe, bon mot, bravo, by-blow, cachepot, callow, caló, Carlow, cash flow, chapeau, Chi-Rho, cockcrow, Cocteau, cornrow, corn snow, crossbow, Cousteau, Darrow, Day-Glo, dayglow, death row, Defoe, de trop, deathblow, deco, down-bow, dumb show, elbow, fencerow, flambeau, floor show, flyblow, fogbow, forego, foreknow, forgo, freak show, free throw, Freneau, Fuzhou, galop, game show, genro, gigot, Glencoe, go-slow, Gounod, Guangzhou, gung ho, guyot, Hadow, Hangzhou, Hankow, Harrow, heave-ho, hedgerow, heigh-ho, hello, hollo, horse show, ice floe, ice show, inflow, in tow, Io, jabot, jambeau, Jane Doe, jim crow, Jinzhou, Joe Blow, Jiaozhou, John Doe, Juneau, Hounslow, kayo, KO, Lanzhou, lie low, light show, longbow, low blow, Luchow, macho, mahoe, maillot, mallow, manteau, Marlowe, Marot, marrow, matelot, merlot, Meursault, minnow, Miró, misknow, Moho, mojo, morceau, morrow, Moscow, mucro, mudflow, Murrow, nightglow, no-no, no-show, nouveau, oboe, outflow, outgo, outgrow, oxbow, peep show, Pernod, picot, plateau, pronto, Quanzhou, quiz show, rainbow, Rameau, red snow, reflow, regrow, repo, reseau, road show, rondeau, rondo, roscoe, Roseau, rouleau, sabot, Saint-Lô, salchow, scarecrow, self-sow, serow, shadblow, Shantou, sideshow, skid row, ski tow, Soho, so-so, sound bow, sourdough, stone's throw, sunbow, Suzhou, tableau, Taizhou, talk show, tiptoe, Thoreau, tone row, tonneau, trade show, trousseau, Trudeau, uh-oh, unsew, up-bow, upthrow, van Gogh, wallow, Wenzhou, Wicklow, widow, willow, windrow, windthrow, winnow, Winslow, Wuzhou, Xuzhou, Yalow, yarrow, Zhangzhou, Zhengzhou, Zibo


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escrow

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verb es·crow \es-ˈkrō, ˈes-ˌ\

Definition of escrow

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place in escrow



1946

First Known Use of escrow

1946


Law Dictionary

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escrow

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noun es·crow \ˈes-ˌkrō\

Legal Definition of escrow

  1. 1 :  an instrument and especially a deed or money or property held by a third party to be turned over to the grantee and become effective only upon the fulfillment of some condition

  2. 2 :  a fund or deposit designed to serve as an escrow

in escrow

  1. :  held as an escrow :  in trust as an escrow <had $1000 in escrow to pay taxes> — compare trust



Origin and Etymology of escrow

Anglo-French escroue deed delivered on condition, literally, scroll, strip of parchment, from Old French escroe


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escrow

transitive verb es·crow

Legal Definition of escrow

  1. :  to cause to be held as an escrow :  place in escrow





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