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forfeiture

noun

1 forfeiture

Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty.

synonym: forfeit.

Roget 925: undueness etc. adj.; malum prohibitum [Lat.]; impropriety; illegality etc. 964.    falseness etc. adj.; emptiness of title, invalidity of title; illegitimacy.    ... show more

Roget 776: loss; deperdition, perdition; forfeiture, lapse.    privation, bereavement; deprivation etc. (dispossession) 789; riddance; damage, squandering, ... show more

Roget 773: nonobservance etc. 772; evasion, inobservance, failure, omission, neglect, laches [Law], laxity, informality.    infringement, infraction; violation, ... show more

Roget 974: penalty; retribution etc. (punishment) 972; pain, pains and penalties; weregild, wergild; peine forte et dure [Fr.]; penance etc. (atonement) 952; ... show more



2 forfeiture

A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something.

synonym: forfeit.

3 forfeiture

The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..

synonyms: forfeit, sacrifice.

Dutch: offer, opoffering


Moby thesaurus: amercement, bereavement, cost, damage, damages, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, despoilment, destruction, detriment, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, escheat, escheatment, expense ... show more.

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