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con·fis·cate

 (kŏn′fĭ-skāt′)
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury, especially as a penalty for wrongdoing.
2. To seize by authority: The teacher confiscated all the comic books we had in class. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. (kŏn′fĭ-skāt′, kən-fĭs′kət)
1. Seized by a government; appropriated.
2. Having lost property through confiscation.

[Latin cōnfiscāre, cōnfiscāt : com-, com- + fiscus, treasury.]

con′fis·ca′tion n.
con′fis·ca′tor n.

confiscate

(ˈkɒnfɪˌskeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to seize (property), esp for public use and esp by way of a penalty
adj
1. (Law) seized or confiscated; forfeit
2. (Law) having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
[C16: from Latin confiscāre to seize for the public treasury, from fiscus basket, treasury]
ˌconfisˈcation n
ˈconfisˌcator n

con•fis•cate

(ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt, kənˈfɪs keɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
2. to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily.
adj.
3. seized.
[1525–35; < Latin confiscātus, past participle of confiscāre to seize for the public treasury]
con′fis•cat`a•ble, adj.
con`fis•ca′tion, n.
con′fis•ca`tor, n.

confiscate


Past participle: confiscated
Gerund: confiscating

Imperative
confiscate
confiscate
Present
I confiscate
you confiscate
he/she/it confiscates
we confiscate
you confiscate
they confiscate
Preterite
I confiscated
you confiscated
he/she/it confiscated
we confiscated
you confiscated
they confiscated
Present Continuous
I am confiscating
you are confiscating
he/she/it is confiscating
we are confiscating
you are confiscating
they are confiscating
Present Perfect
I have confiscated
you have confiscated
he/she/it has confiscated
we have confiscated
you have confiscated
they have confiscated
Past Continuous
I was confiscating
you were confiscating
he/she/it was confiscating
we were confiscating
you were confiscating
they were confiscating
Past Perfect
I had confiscated
you had confiscated
he/she/it had confiscated
we had confiscated
you had confiscated
they had confiscated
Future
I will confiscate
you will confiscate
he/she/it will confiscate
we will confiscate
you will confiscate
they will confiscate
Future Perfect
I will have confiscated
you will have confiscated
he/she/it will have confiscated
we will have confiscated
you will have confiscated
they will have confiscated
Future Continuous
I will be confiscating
you will be confiscating
he/she/it will be confiscating
we will be confiscating
you will be confiscating
they will be confiscating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confiscating
you have been confiscating
he/she/it has been confiscating
we have been confiscating
you have been confiscating
they have been confiscating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confiscating
you will have been confiscating
he/she/it will have been confiscating
we will have been confiscating
you will have been confiscating
they will have been confiscating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confiscating
you had been confiscating
he/she/it had been confiscating
we had been confiscating
you had been confiscating
they had been confiscating
Conditional
I would confiscate
you would confiscate
he/she/it would confiscate
we would confiscate
you would confiscate
they would confiscate
Past Conditional
I would have confiscated
you would have confiscated
he/she/it would have confiscated
we would have confiscated
you would have confiscated
they would have confiscated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.confiscate - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authorityconfiscate - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
condemn - appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
garnish, garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"
distrain - confiscate by distress
Adj.1.confiscate - surrendered as a penalty
lost - not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"

confiscate

verb seize, appropriate, impound, commandeer, sequester, expropriate, sequestrate They confiscated weapons, ammunition and propaganda material.
give, return, free, release, restore, hand back, give back

confiscate

verb
To take quick and forcible possession of:
Idiom: help oneself to.
Translations
يُصَادِرُيُصادِر
zabavit
konfiskere
takavarikoida
zaplijeniti
elkoboz
gera upptækan
没収する
압수하다
atėmimasatimtikonfiskavimaskonfiskuoti
atņemtkonfiscēt
zabaviť
beslagta
ยึดทรัพย์
tịch thu

confiscate

[ˈkɒnfɪskeɪt] VTconfiscar, incautarse de

confiscate

[ˈkɒnfɪskeɪt] vtconfisquer

confiscate

vtbeschlagnahmen, konfiszieren; to confiscate something from somebodyjdm etw abnehmen

confiscate

[ˈkɒnfɪsˌkeɪt] vt to confiscate sth (from sb)confiscare qc (a qn)

confiscate

(ˈkonfiskeit) verb
to seize or take (something) away, usually as a penalty. The teacher confiscated the boy's comic which he was reading in class.
ˌconfiˈscation noun

confiscate

يُصَادِرُ zabavit konfiskere beschlagnahmen κατάσχω confiscar takavarikoida confisquer zaplijeniti confiscare 没収する 압수하다 in beslag nemen konfiskere skonfiskować confiscar конфисковать beslagta ยึดทรัพย์ el koymak tịch thu 没收
References in classic literature ?
Your lord the bishop will confiscate your small property, but no matter.
He is a debtor of mine and must be brought here at once, or I will confiscate all your merchandise.
Nathless, neither he is advantaged nor I, for the estates are confiscate.
The observations of the judicious Blackstone,[1] in reference to the latter, are well worthy of recital: "To bereave a man of life, [says he] or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole nation; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are unknown or forgotten, is a less public, a less striking, and therefore a more dangerous engine of arbitrary government.
The demagogues, to curry favour with the people, drive the nobles to conspire together, either by dividing their estates, or obliging them to spend them on public services, or by banishing them, that they may confiscate the fortunes of the wealthy.
you ruin him, for the king will confiscate all his property.
Yes, Father," laughed the great fellow, "for the sake of Holy Church I did indeed confiscate that temptation completely, and if you must needs have proof in order to absolve me from my sins, come with me now and you shall sample the excellent discrimination which the Bishop of Norwich displays in the selection of his temptations.
an officer to confiscate certain vast possessions which a fraternity
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are, a pound of flesh: But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice.
The chiefs agreed to confiscate the land of the aggressor to the King of England.