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for·feit

 (fôr′fĭt)
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.

[Middle English forfet, crime, penalty, from Old French forfait, past participle of forfaire, to commit a crime, act outside the law : fors-, beyond; see foreclose + faire, to do; see feasible.]

for′feit·a·ble adj.
for′feit·er n.

forfeit

(ˈfɔːfɪt)
n
1. something lost or given up as a penalty for a fault, mistake, etc
2. the act of losing or surrendering something in this manner
3. (Law) law something confiscated as a penalty for an offence, breach of contract, etc
4. (Games, other than specified) (sometimes plural)
a. a game in which a player has to give up an object, perform a specified action, etc, if he commits a fault
b. an object so given up
vb
5. (tr) to lose or be liable to lose in consequence of a mistake, fault, etc
6. (Law) (tr) law
a. to confiscate as punishment
b. to surrender (something exacted as a penalty)
adj
surrendered or liable to be surrendered as a penalty
[C13: from Old French forfet offence, from forfaire to commit a crime, from Medieval Latin foris facere to act outside (what is lawful), from Latin foris outside + facere to do]
ˈforfeitable adj
ˈforfeiter n

for•feit

(ˈfɔr fɪt)

n.
1. a fine; penalty.
2. an act of forfeiting; forfeiture.
3. something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or violation of a contract.
4. an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or penalty.
5. forfeits, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which such articles are taken.
v.t.
6. to subject to seizure as a forfeit.
7. to lose or become liable to lose, as in consequence of crime or breach of engagement.
adj.
8. lost or subject to loss by forfeiture.
[1250–1300; Middle English forfet < Old French, past participle of forfaire to commit a crime, to lose possession or right through a criminal act < Medieval Latin forīs facere to transgress = Latin foris outside + facere to make, do1]
for′feit•a•ble, adj.
for′feit•er, n.

forfeit


Past participle: forfeited
Gerund: forfeiting

Imperative
forfeit
forfeit
Present
I forfeit
you forfeit
he/she/it forfeits
we forfeit
you forfeit
they forfeit
Preterite
I forfeited
you forfeited
he/she/it forfeited
we forfeited
you forfeited
they forfeited
Present Continuous
I am forfeiting
you are forfeiting
he/she/it is forfeiting
we are forfeiting
you are forfeiting
they are forfeiting
Present Perfect
I have forfeited
you have forfeited
he/she/it has forfeited
we have forfeited
you have forfeited
they have forfeited
Past Continuous
I was forfeiting
you were forfeiting
he/she/it was forfeiting
we were forfeiting
you were forfeiting
they were forfeiting
Past Perfect
I had forfeited
you had forfeited
he/she/it had forfeited
we had forfeited
you had forfeited
they had forfeited
Future
I will forfeit
you will forfeit
he/she/it will forfeit
we will forfeit
you will forfeit
they will forfeit
Future Perfect
I will have forfeited
you will have forfeited
he/she/it will have forfeited
we will have forfeited
you will have forfeited
they will have forfeited
Future Continuous
I will be forfeiting
you will be forfeiting
he/she/it will be forfeiting
we will be forfeiting
you will be forfeiting
they will be forfeiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forfeiting
you have been forfeiting
he/she/it has been forfeiting
we have been forfeiting
you have been forfeiting
they have been forfeiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forfeiting
you will have been forfeiting
he/she/it will have been forfeiting
we will have been forfeiting
you will have been forfeiting
they will have been forfeiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forfeiting
you had been forfeiting
he/she/it had been forfeiting
we had been forfeiting
you had been forfeiting
they had been forfeiting
Conditional
I would forfeit
you would forfeit
he/she/it would forfeit
we would forfeit
you would forfeit
they would forfeit
Past Conditional
I would have forfeited
you would have forfeited
he/she/it would have forfeited
we would have forfeited
you would have forfeited
they would have forfeited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forfeit - something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
loss - something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
2.forfeit - 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"
penalty - a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
3.forfeit - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.forfeit - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Verb1.forfeit - lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
lapse - let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
arrogate, lay claim, claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
Adj.1.forfeit - surrendered as a penalty
lost - not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"

forfeit

verb
1. relinquish, lose, give up, surrender, renounce, be deprived of, say goodbye to, be stripped of He was ordered to forfeit more than £1.5m in profits.
noun
1. penalty, fine, damages, forfeiture, loss, mulct, amercement (obsolete) That is the forfeit he must pay.

forfeit

verb
To suffer the loss of:
Idiom: kiss good-by to.
Translations
تَنازُل، خَسارَهمَفْقوديَخْسَر، يَفْقِد
pokutapropadlýztracenýztratit
forspildtmistemistetpris
elkobzottelveszettelveszít
fyrirgera, missagjald, sekt; sviptirgoldinn, glataîur
baudafantasprarastasprarasti
ķīlazaudējumszaudētzaudēts
prepadnutý
cezakaybedilmişkaybetmek

forfeit

[ˈfɔːfɪt]
A. N (in game) → prenda f; (= fine) → multa f
B. VT [+ one's rights etc] → perder (Jur) → decomisar

forfeit

[ˈfɔːrfɪt]
n (= penalty) → prix m
vt
(= lose) [+ right, benefit] → perdre; [+ one's life, health] → payer de
(= give up) → abandonner

forfeit

vt
(esp Jur) one’s rights etcverwirken
(fig) one’s life, health, honour, sb’s respecteinbüßen; chanceverpassen; right, placeverlieren
n (esp Jur) → Strafe f, → Buße f; (fig)Einbuße f; (in game) → Pfand nt; forfeits sing (game) → Pfänderspiel nt; to pay a forfeit (in game) → ein Pfand (ab)geben; his health was the forfeit he paider zahlte mit seiner Gesundheit dafür
adj to be forfeit (Jur) → verfallen sein; (fig)verwirkt sein

forfeit

[ˈfɔːfɪt]
1. n (penalty) → ammenda; (in game) → penitenza
2. vt (esp Law) (one's right, status) → perdere; (one's happiness, health) → giocarsi

forfeit

(ˈfoːfit) noun
something that must be given up because one has done something wrong, especially in games. If you lose the game you will have to pay a forfeit.
verb
to lose (something) because one has done something wrong. He forfeited our respect by telling lies.
adjective
forfeited. His former rights are forfeit now.
References in classic literature ?
A truant provincial was paying the forfeit of his disobedience, by being plundered of those very effects which had caused him to desert his place in the ranks.
Tom," said his master, kindly, "I want you to notice that I give this gentleman bonds to forfeit a thousand dollars if you are not on the spot when he wants you; he's going today to look after his other business, and you can have the day to yourself.
It is the decree of the court that she forfeit to the said lord bishop all her goods, even to the last farthing that she doth possess, and be thereto mulcted in the costs.
For her own advantage indeed, it was fit that the utmost extent of Harriet's hopes should be enquired into; and Harriet had done nothing to forfeit the regard and interest which had been so voluntarily formed and maintainedor to deserve to be slighted by the person, whose counsels had never led her right.
I can only prevent her from taking some desperate step on her side -- some step by which she may forfeit the friendship and protection of the excellent people with whom she is now living -- by reminding her that if Mrs.
Attorney-General had to inform the jury, that the prisoner before them, though young in years, was old in the treasonable practices which claimed the forfeit of his life.
It was right that I should pay the forfeit of my headlong passion.
O Son, in whom my Soul hath chief delight, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, All hast thou spok'n as my thoughts are, all As my Eternal purpose hath decreed: Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will, Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely voutsaft; once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fall'n condition is, and to me ow All his deliv'rance, and to none but me.
But, Isaac,'' said the Pilgrim, smiling, ``dost thou know that in these sports, the arms and steed of the knight who is unhorsed are forfeit to his victor?
I have blamed myself enough; my life's forfeit anyway, and I should have been dead by now if Silver hadn't stood for me; and doctor, believe this, I can die--and I dare say I deserve it--but what I fear is torture.
If you refuse, I swear that your head shall pay forfeit.
They have here a particular way of punishing adultery; a woman convicted of that crime is condemned to forfeit all her fortune, is turned out of her husband's house, in a mean dress, and is forbid ever to enter it again; she has only a needle given her to get her living with.