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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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A deluge of 14 entries and forfeit stages rained down on Wednesday for races spread over a seven-week period, ranging from the Guineas to the Chester Cup, York's Dante and half a dozen Group 1 events at Royal Ascot, including the Gold Cup and Golden Jubilee Stakes.
In the end, the forfeits didn't keep Yeshiva from making the playoffs, although it remains to be seen how the two additional losses will affect the Panthers' seeding, which will be decided Sunday.
The Pirates picked eight wins via pin, while the Millers picked up wins at 189 and 275 pounds, as well as a forfeit victory at 130.
As a result, Tim will forfeit any appreciated value in the shares, but for tax purposes he will not recognize any compensation income as part of the transaction.
Saugus moves to second: Saugus was playing well even before getting the apparent boost from Canyon's forfeits.
The Lobos spotted their opponents 12 points because of forfeits in the 189- and 215-pound divisions.
He won all 10 of his matches - including seven pins, five in the first two minutes, and three forfeits - at the Bobby Loughridge Invitational tournament at Highland High over the weekend.
Before the three forfeits, Craig Cieslik's team was 7-2.
The forfeits cost us a shot at a conference title and my players knew it.
The Vikings finished second in league, but the forfeits dropped them to last place (1-8-1).
The forfeits scramble the City Section playoff situation, possibly eliminating Van Nuys and keeping Grant in the postseason hunt.
Forfeits: The Agoura Oaks American Legion District 20 baseball team has been forced to forfeit 20 games for using two ineligible players.