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[mass noun] The action of taking or seizing someone's property with authority; seizure:‘a court ordered the confiscation of her property’
seizure, impounding, commandeering, requisition, requisitioning, appropriation, expropriation, sequestration, taking away, annexationforfeituredistraint, distrainment, attachment, disseisinpoind, poindingView synonyms
- ‘No-one caught smoking pot on south London streets will be treated to anything more than a caution and the confiscation of their stash.’
- ‘This includes confiscation of computers if police believe that a record of a firearm is contained therein.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The process is already under way and should result, later this year, in new legislation both strengthening conviction-based confiscations and introducing civil forfeiture.’
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