mislaid property

Property that is found in such a state as to make it likely that the original owner intentionally placed it somewhere, but then forgot to retrieve it from that place, and would be able to locate the property.

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  • mislaid property — n. Property that has been left unattended by the owner with an intent to return to it later, but that can no longer be located. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • mislaid property — Property which the owner has voluntarily parted with, with the intention of retrieving it later, but which cannot now be found. Does not include intentionally hidden property, and is distinguished from lost property which the owner has parted… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mislaid property — Property located in a place of which the owner has no recollection, although he put the property in such place voluntarily and intentionally. 1 Am J2d Aband § 2. Property placed by the owner in a location which he has forgotten, albeit he… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • property — That which is peculiar or proper to any person; that which belongs exclusively to one. In the strict legal sense, an aggregate of rights which are guaranteed and protected by the government. Fulton Light, Heat & Power Co. v. State, 65 Misc.Rep.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mislaid goods — See mislaid property …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lost property — Property which the owner has involuntarily parted with, through neglect, carelessness or inadvertence, and does not know where to find or recover it, not including property which he has intentionally concealed or deposited in a secret place for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forgotten property — Property of which the owner has no recollection. See mislaid property …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property — Property law Part of t …   Wikipedia

  • abandoned property — noun Property that is found in such a state as to make it likely that the original owner has intentionally given up all dominion and control over the property, with no intent of returning to or recovering the property. See Also: lost property,… …   Wiktionary

  • lost property — noun a) A help desk or department in a store, mall, or other such facility where customers who have lost an item can inquire as to whether it has been found and turned in; a lost and found. b) Property that is found in such a state as to make it… …   Wiktionary

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