caducary

adjective

ca·​du·​ca·​ry
kəˈd(y)ükərē
variants or caduciary
-üs(h)ēˌerē,
-üshərē
: relating to or transferred by escheat, lapse, or forfeiture

Word History

Etymology

Latin caducarius, from caducus caducous + -arius -ary

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caducary was in 1757

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“Caducary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caducary. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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