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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
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It was as much injured by its charges in fitting out an armament against the Spaniards, during the time of the Armada, as by the fines and confiscations levied on it by Elizabeth for harbouring of priests, obstinate recusancy, and popish misdoings.
For I am and always have been one of those natures who must be guided by reason, whatever the reason may be which upon reflection appears to me to be the best; and now that this chance has befallen me, I cannot repudiate my own words: the principles which I have hitherto honoured and revered I still honour, and unless we can at once find other and better principles, I am certain not to agree with you; no, not even if the power of the multitude could inflict many more imprisonments, confiscations, deaths, frightening us like children with hobgoblin terrors (compare Apol.
Now it is the proper business of the public assembly to determine concerning war and peace, making or breaking off alliances, to enact laws, to sentence to death, banishment, or confiscation of goods, and to call the magistrates to account for their behaviour when in office.
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Would not the prospect of a total indemnity for all the preliminary steps be a greater temptation to undertake and persevere in an enterprise against the public liberty, than the mere prospect of an exemption from death and confiscation, if the final execution of the design, upon an actual appeal to arms, should miscarry?
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively low prices.
Cornelius was a scholar, and was wealthy, -- at least he had been before the confiscation of his property; Cornelius belonged to the merchant-bourgeoisie, who were prouder of their richly emblazoned shop signs than the hereditary nobility of their heraldic bearings.
The daroga was let off with the loss of the imperial favor, the confiscation of his property and an order of perpetual banishment.
Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
The worst that can happen to us is the confiscation of our merchandise.
The penalty of refusal or avoidance was confiscation.