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bona vacantia

property to which no one has a claim; included within the term are the property of dissolved corporations and the residuary estate of persons who have died intestate without relatives entitled to succeed. Bona vacantia goes to the Crown. See OCCUPATION.

BONA VACANTIA. Goods to which no one claims a property, as, shipwrecks, treasure trove, &c.; vacant goods.

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The people to die in Merseyside this year, and have their estates declared "bona vacantia", include Helen Douglas, who died in Birkenhead on June 9.
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