A complete list of the legal terms and definitions every attorney, paralegal, and law student needs to know.
The common word “abandon” can be used in many legal contexts. In general, to abandon can mean the act of giving up any legal interest in property, claims or any other right, usually with the intent of never attempting to resume the right and without conveying that right to any other person or entity. Abandoned property can be claimed by another through methods such as adverse possession or finding, or can revert to the government, an action known as escheat.
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