caducary

adjective
ca·​du·​ca·​ry | \ kəˈd(y)ükərē \
variants: or caduciary \ -​üs(h)ēˌerē , -​üshərē \

Definition of caducary

: relating to or transferred by escheat, lapse, or forfeiture

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First Known Use of caducary

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caducary

Latin caducarius, from caducus caducous + -arius -ary

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“Caducary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caducary. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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