Escheatable to Espousal
(Es*cheat"a*ble) a. Liable to escheat.
(Es*cheat"age) n. The right of succeeding to an escheat. Sherwood.
(Es*cheat"or) n. (Law) An officer whose duty it is to observe what escheats have taken
place, and to take charge of them. Burrill.
(Es"che*vin) n. [OF. eschevin, a sort of magistrate, alderman, F. échevin.] The alderman or
chief officer of an ancient guild. [Obs.]
(Es*chew") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eshewed (-ch&udd"d); p. pr. & vb. n. Eshewing.] [OF. eschever,
eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See Shy, a.]
1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
They must not only eschew evil, but do good.Bp. Beveridge.
2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.]
He who obeys, destruction shall eschew.Sandys.
(Es*chew"er) n. One who eschews.
(Es*chew"ment) n. The act of eschewing. [R.]
(||Esch*scholtz"i*a) n. [NL. Named after Dr. Eschscholtz, a German botanist.] (Bot.)
A genus of papaveraceous plants, found in California and upon the west coast of North America, some
species of which produce beautiful yellow, orange, rose-colored, or white flowers; the California poppy.
(Es"chy*nite) n. (Min.) A rare mineral, containing chiefly niobium, titanium, thorium, and
cerium. It was so called by Berzelius on account of the inability of chemical science, at the time of its
discovery, to separate some of its constituents.
(Es*coch"eon) n. Escutcheon. [Obs.]
(Es`co*pet", ||Es`co*pette") , n. [Sp. escopeta, F. escopette.] A kind of firearm; a carbine.
(||Es*co"ri*al) n. [Sp.] See Escurial.
(Es"cort) n. [F. escorte, It. scorta a guard or guide, fr. scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, fr.
L. ex out, quite + corrigere to correct, set right. See Correct.]
1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a
journey; one who conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of prisoners on a march; also, a body
of persons, attending as a mark of respect or honor; applied to movements on land, as convoy is to
movements at sea.
The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate.Burke.
2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
(Es*cort") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Escorting.] [Cf. F. escorter, It. scortare.
See Escort, n.] To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable
or ceremonious attendance to; used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort
a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.
Syn. To accompany; attend. See Accompany.