Definition of confiscation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkänfəˈskāSH(ə)n/


The action of taking or seizing someone’s property with authority; seizure: a court ordered the confiscation of her property
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  • The process is already under way and should result, later this year, in new legislation both strengthening conviction-based confiscations and introducing civil forfeiture.
  • Now, the perpetrator governments have agreed to this legal conclusion, although they maintain the implausible assertion that gun confiscations were not the result of official policy.
  • Law enforcement agencies have seized assets running into several billion dollars, but there have been concerns about confiscations where no charges or convictions have been made against an individual.
seizure, requisition, appropriation, expropriation, sequestration;
Law  distraint

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Syllabification: con·fis·ca·tion

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