Forfeiture

Definition of Forfeiture

For´fei`ture
n.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.

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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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