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TREASURE-TROVE Definition & Legal Meaning

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Literally, treasure found. Money or coin, gold, silver, plate or bullion found hidden iu the earth or other private place, the owner thereof being un- known. 1 Bl. Comm. 205. Called in Latin “thesaurus inventus;” and in Saxon “fyn- deringa.” See Huthmacher v Harris, 38 Pa. 490, SO Am. Dec. 502; Livermore v. White, 74 Me. 450, 43 Am. Rep. 000; Soveru v. Yoran, 10 Or. 209, 20 Pac. 100, 8 Am. St Rep. 293.


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