- A procedure through which property is transferred to the government when its owner can't be identified
- The process through which an individual's property becomes state property after their death if they don't have legal heirs
- The action of causing a property to become state-owned due to the impossibility of finding rightful heirs or owners
- The act of a property becoming government-owned when there are no eligible heirs or claimants
- After their neighbor passed away without any known relatives, the couple was surprised to learn that the house would escheat to the state.
- If a person dies without a will and has no heirs, their property will escheat to the government.
- Despite extended research, they were unable to find any heirs, and the property was set to escheat.