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The loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing.‘the court ordered the forfeiture of his computer’
confiscation, sequestration, loss, losing, denialrelinquishment, giving up, surrender, surrendering, sacrifice, sacrificing, yielding, cedingattainderView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Their penalties included forfeiture of the potential remission of sentence otherwise available to them.’
- ‘The verdict is ‘guilty’ and the only punishment is forfeiture of the right to consider yourself a decent human being.’
- ‘In this case, the penalty should be forfeiture of the pistol and ring.’
- ‘As the March 11 th briefing paper pointed out, there is a danger of creating a ‘perverse incentive’ for police to focus on asset forfeitures because they are easier (and potentially raise money) rather than actual convictions.’
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