Meaning of “escrow” in the English Dictionary

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"escrow" in British English

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escrownoun [ U ]

uk /ˈes.krəʊ/ us /ˈes.kroʊ/ specialized

an agreement between two people or organizations in which money or property is kept by a third person or organization until a particular condition is met :

The money was placed in escrow.

(Definition of “escrow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"escrow" in Business English

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escrownoun [ U ]

uk /ˈeskrəʊ/ us /-kroʊ/

LAW, PROPERTY an agreement between two people or organizations in which money or property is kept by a third person or organization until a particular condition is met:

The money was placed in escrow.
Current rules require homeowners to collect the grants in installments from an escrow account.

(Definition of “escrow” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)