vacantia

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

va·​can·​tia
vāˈkanshēə
variants or vacantia bona
-ˈbōnə
: goods without an owner or claimant
specifically : the inheritance of a deceased person when there is no one able and willing to enter

Word History

Etymology

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 30 Nov. 2022.

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