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Forfeit

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Noun

1. forfeit, forfeiture

something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

2. forfeit, forfeiture

a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something

Example Sentences:
'the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time'

3. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice

the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

Verb

4. forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive

lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

Example Sentences:
'you've forfeited your right to name your successor'
'forfeited property'

Adjective

5. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited

surrendered as a penalty

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Forfeit

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noun
1. 
something lost or given up as a penalty for a fault, mista or sheke, etc
2. 
the act of losing or surrendering something in this manner
3. law
something confiscated as a penalty for an offence, breach of contract, etc
4. (sometimes plural)
a. 
a game in which a player has to give up an object, perform a specified action, etc, if he or she commits a fault
b. 
an object so given up
verb
5. (transitive)
to lose or be liable to lose in consequence of a mistake, fault, etc
6. (transitive) law
a. 
to confiscate as punishment
b. 
to surrender (something exacted as a penalty)
adjective
7. 
surrendered or liable to be surrendered as a penalty

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Forfeit

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noun
1. 
something that one loses or has to give up because of some crime, fault, or neglect of duty; specif., a fine or penalty
2. 
a. 
a thing taken away as a penalty for making some mistake in a game, and redeemable by a specified action
b.  [pl.]
any game in which such forfeits are taken
3. 
the act of forfeiting; forfeiture
adjective
4. 
lost, given up, or taken away as a forfeit
verb transitive
5. 
to lose, give up, or be deprived of as a forfeit for some crime, fault, etc.

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Forfeit

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tr.v. for·feit·ed, for·feit·ing, for·feits
1. To lose or give up (something) on account of an offense, error, or failure to fulfill an agreement: The other team did not show up in time and so forfeited the game.
2. To subject to seizure as a forfeit.
n.
1. Something that is lost or given up on account of an offense, error, or failure to fulfill an agreement.
2. The act of forfeiting: The team lost the game by forfeit.
3.
a. In parlor games, an item placed in escrow and redeemed by paying a fine or performing an appointed task.
b. forfeits A game in which forfeits are demanded.
adj.
Lost or subject to loss through forfeiture.

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