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Forfeit

To lose to another person or to the state some privilege, right, or property due to the commission of an error, an offense, or a crime, a breach of contract, or a neglect of duty; to subject property to confiscation; or to become liable for the payment of a penalty, as the result of a particular act. To lose a franchise, estate, or other property, as provided by the applicable law, due to Negligence, misfeasance, or omission.

This nonconsensual deprivation transfers the property to another person or restores it to the original grantor.

forfeit

v. to lose property or rights involuntary as a penalty for violation of law. Example: the government can take automobiles or houses which are used for illegal drug trafficking or manufacture. A drug pusher may forfeit his/her car (property) if caught carrying drugs in it and found guilty. A parent may have to forfeit his/her house if his/her daughter is selling drugs from the house, even though the parent had nothing to do with and no knowledge of the drugs. One may have to forfeit one's driver's license or lose driving privileges due to multiple traffic violations or drunk driving. (See: forfeiture)

forfeit

verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, alienate by breach of condition, be deprived of, capitulate, cede, default, deliver up, demit, disgorge, escheat, fail to keep, fail to retain, forgo, forswear, give away, give up, give up claim to, give up the argument, give up the point, incur a loss, let go, let slip, lose, lose an opportunity, lose by breach of condition, lose by default, lose by failure to appear, meet with a loss, part with, put aside, quit, re multari, relinquish, rem amittere, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, surrender, waive, withdraw, yield
Associated concepts: forfeit a bond, forfeit a deposit, forfeit bail
See also: abandon, amercement, confiscate, deposit, detriment, discontinue, disfranchise, disinherit, divest, effect, expense, fine, lose, loss, penalize, penalty, sacrifice, surrender, toll
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Casaubon marries you she is to forfeit all her property?
I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond.
You will most assuredly forfeit your situation if you
The ingenuity of this behaviour had gained Jenny so much credit with this worthy man, that he easily believed what she told him; for as she had disdained to excuse herself by a lie, and had hazarded his further displeasure in her present situation, rather than she would forfeit her honour or integrity by betraying another, he had but little apprehensions that she would be guilty of falsehood towards himself.
The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit.
When every other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game with forfeits.
Felling timber must be punished as severely as possible, but he could not exact forfeits for cattle being driven onto his fields; and though it annoyed the keeper and made the peasants not afraid to graze their cattle on his land, he could not keep their cattle as a punishment.
5 v Ernst and Young (match postponed) Wednesday, July 4 - Cobbetts v DTZ (match postponed) Thursday 5 July 2012 - Mills and Reeve v Wragge and Co (match postponed) Monday 9 July 2012 - Shakespeares lost to Gateleys, Match forfeit
Having so many entries and forfeit stages published on the same day, as was the case earlier this week, must be far from ideal, though I suppose trainers may argue otherwise.
After looking over NJCCA's audit, the school reported the violations and agreed to forfeit the games.
Somewhat familiar with the customs of Orthodox Judaism - Levine practices Reform Judaism - she knew from the beginning that YULA could not compromise, that the school would rather forfeit the games than break custom.