droit d'aubaine


droit d'au·​baine
: the right formerly possessed by the crown or state in France of confiscating all the property, real and personal, of which a domiciled alien died possessed

Word History


French, right of escheat

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“Droit d'aubaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droit%20d%27aubaine. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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