bona-vacantia

bona vacantia

[boh-nah vah-kahn-tee-ah; English boh-nuh vuh-kan-tee-uh]
noun Law.
property without an apparent owner or claimant.

Origin:
1750–60; < Latin

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bona vacantia (ˈbəʊnə vəˈkæntɪə)
 
pl n
law unclaimed goods

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