Definition of forfeiture in English:


Line breaks: for¦feit|ure
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːfɪtʃə(r)


[mass noun]
  • The loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing: magistrates ordered the forfeiture of his computer
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    • Today, it is funded solely by active-duty payroll deductions of 50 cents, fines and forfeitures from military disciplinary actions, interest earned on the Trust and residence fees.
    • In this case, the penalty should be forfeiture of the pistol and ring.
    • Their penalties included forfeiture of the potential remission of sentence otherwise available to them.
    confiscation, sequestration, loss, losing, denial; relinquishment, giving up, surrender, surrendering, sacrifice, sacrificing, yielding, ceding
    historical attainder

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