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Define That Term #16

Yesterday's term was escheat, which is defined as:

n. from old French eschete, which meant "that which falls to one," the forfeit of all property (including bank accounts) to the state treasury if it appears certain that there are no heirs, descendants or named beneficiaries to take the property upon the death of the last known owner.

Today's term is: 

ultra vires.


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