Legal definition of escrow
Commercial Real Estate Legal Terminology


This term is usually used to put aside some money, documents, or something of value, with an independent third party called an escrow agent, to satisfy certain debts or obligations established in a written agreement.
Most often escrow accounts are used in real estate sales by title companies, or attorneys.
See also: escrow agent
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