common-law cheat

common-law cheat
The obtaining of money or property by means of a false token, symbol, or device; this being the definition of a cheat or "cheating" at common law

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • escheat — es·cheat 1 /is chēt/ n [Anglo French eschete reversion of property, from Old French escheoite accession, inheritance, from feminine past participle of escheoir to fall (to), befall, ultimately from Latin ex out + cadere to fall] 1: escheated… …   Law dictionary

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