Escrow is defined as when something valuable is defined as held in trust by an agent and turned over only after specified conditions have been met.(noun)
An example of escrow is the holding of the deed and deposit money by an escrow agent for a home purchase while waiting for the completion of a list of conditions on both sides of the purchase.
See escrow in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr escroue, roll of writings, bond < ML scroda < MDu schrot, piece cut off: see shred
See escrow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Anglo-Norman escrowe
Origin: , variant of Old French escroe, scroll; see scroll.
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