nAubaineSuccession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
naubaineSuccession 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. aubain, an alien, fr. L. alibi, elsewhere
He advanced towards the two women, and Madame Aubain prepared to flee for her life.