propter defectum sanguinis


propter defectum san·​gui·​nis
: for lack of an heir
escheat an estate propter defectum sanguinis

Word History


Medieval Latin, on account of lack of blood kin

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“Propter defectum sanguinis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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