caduca (k<<schwa>>-d[y]oo-k<<schwa>>), n. pl.[Latin “fallen things”] 1.Civil law. Heritable property; property descending to an heir. 2.Roman law. Property forfeited for crime. See LAPSE. 3.Roman law. Property that either was without an heir or could not be taken by the testamentary heir or legatee. • In many cases, the property would escheat to the state. See ESCHEAT.

[Blacks Law 8th]