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mislaid property:

1. property that has been voluntarily relinquished by the owner with an intent to recover it later — but that cannot now be found. [1]

     Excerpt from Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce’s Criminal Law 310-11 (3d ed. 1982):

     “A distinction is drawn between lost property and mislaid property.  An article is ‘mislaid’ if it is intentionally put in a certain place for a temporary purpose and then inadvertently left there when the owner goes away.  A typical case is a package left on the patron’s table 


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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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