lost property – personal property involuntarily parted with through accident, negligence, neglect, carelessness, or inadvertence

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lost property:

1. Property that the owner no longer possesses because of accident, negligence, or carelessness, and that cannot be located by an ordinary, diligent search. [1]

1. Personal property from which the owner has involuntarily parted through neglect, carelessness, or inadvertence. Danielson v Roberts, 44 Or 108, 74 P 913.

Property casually and unknowingly dropped by the owner. Flood v City Nat. Bank, 218 Iowa 898, 253 NW 509, 95 ALR 1168. [2]

1.Personal property with which the owner has involuntarily and unintentionally parted through neglect or carelessness.
     See larceny of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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