Definition of forfeiture in English:

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forfeiture

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːfɪtʃə/

noun

[mass noun]
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.
Synonyms
confiscation, sequestration, loss, losing, denial;
relinquishment, giving up, surrender, surrendering, sacrifice, sacrificing, yielding, ceding
historical attainder

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