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.
- In trust as an escrow.
- put in the care of a third party until certain conditions are fulfilled
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of escrow
- Anglo-Norman escrowe variant of Old French escroe scroll scroll
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English escrowl (“scroll”), from Old French escroue.