Definition of confiscation in English:

confiscation

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of taking or seizing someone's property with authority; seizure.

    ‘a court ordered the confiscation of her property’
    • ‘No-one caught smoking pot on south London streets will be treated to anything more than a caution and the confiscation of their stash.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This includes confiscation of computers if police believe that a record of a firearm is contained therein.’
    • ‘The process is already under way and should result, later this year, in new legislation both strengthening conviction-based confiscations and introducing civil forfeiture.’
    seizure, impounding, commandeering, requisition, requisitioning, appropriation, expropriation, sequestration, taking away, annexation
    forfeiture
    distraint, distrainment, attachment, disseisin
    poind, poinding
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Pronunciation:

confiscation

/ˌkɒnfɪˈskeɪʃ(ə)n/