vacantia

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
va·​can·​tia | \ vāˈkanshēə \
variants: or vacantia bona \ -​ˈbōnə \

Definition of vacantia

: goods without an owner or claimant specifically : the inheritance of a deceased person when there is no one able and willing to enter

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History and Etymology for vacantia

vacantia short for vacantia bona; vacantia bona from New Latin, literally, vacant goods

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“Vacantia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacantia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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