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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOR'FEITURE, n.
1. The act of forfeiting; the losing of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition or other act. In regard to property, forfeiture is a loss of the right to possess, but not generally the actual possession, which is to be transferred by some subsequent process. In the feudal system, a forfeiture of lands gave him in reversion or remainder a right to enter.
2. That which is forfeited; an estate forfeited; a fine or mulet. The prince enriched his treasury by fines and forfeitures.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; [syn: forfeit, forfeiture]
2: a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something; "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time" [syn: forfeit, forfeiture]
3: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. [syn: forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of forfeiting ; the loss of property or money because of a breach of a legal obligation 2. something (as money or property) that is forfeited ; penalty

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forfeiture For"fei*ture (?; 135), n. [F. forfeiture, LL. forisfactura.] 1. The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act. Under pain of foreiture of the said goods. --Hakluyt. 2. That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct. What should I gain By the exaction of the forfeiture? --Shak. Syn: Fine; mulct; amercement; penalty.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(forfeitures) Forfeiture is the action of forfeiting something. (LEGAL) ...the forfeiture of illegally obtained profits... Both face maximum forfeitures of about $1.2 million. N-VAR: oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Loss (by some offence, etc.), amercement, confiscation. 2. Fine, mulct, amercement, penalty, forfeit.

Moby Thesaurus

amercement, bereavement, cost, damage, damages, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, despoilment, destruction, detriment, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, escheat, escheatment, expense, fine, forfeit, injury, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, mulct, perdition, privation, robbery, ruin, sacrifice, sconce, spoliation, stripping, taking away, total loss



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