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Aubaine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aubaine Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aubaine Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized. The droit d′ aubaine in France was a right of the king to the goods of an alien dying within his realm, the king standing in the place of the heirs. This right was abolished in 1819.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. aubain, an alien, fr. L. alibi, elsewhere

Usage

In literature:

He advanced towards the two women, and Madame Aubain prepared to flee for her life.
"A Simple Soul" by Gustave Flaubert
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