Caduca Law and Legal Definition

Caduca is a Latin term meaning, inheritable property. It also refers to property descending to an heir. Caduca is commonly applied in civil law. It also means property formerly belonging to an intestate owner who has died without heirs or to someone who has suffered forfeiture for crime. Caduca is also the property escheated to the state. [Chi. Title Ins. Co. v. Segui Sotomayor, 394 F. Supp. 2d 452 (D.P.R. 2005)].