The loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing: magistrates ordered the forfeiture of his computer
More example sentences
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: for¦feit|ure
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.