Au`baine" (?), n. [F., fr. aubain an alien, fr. L. alibi elsewhere.]

Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.

Littr'e.

Droit d'aubaine, the right, formerly possessed by the king of France, to all the personal property of which an alien died possessed. It was abolished in 1819.

Bouvier.

 

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