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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 ?
When every other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game with forfeits.
It was the incident of every day, and the society of La Force were engaged in the preparation of some games of forfeits and a little concert, for that evening.
Another forfeit for a Gallicism," said a Russian writer who was present.
The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit.
Casaubon would so much like to marry, and no one who would so much like to marry her as a certain gentleman; and then laying a plan to spoil all by making her forfeit her property if she did marry that gentleman-- and then--and then--and then--oh, I have no doubt the end will be thoroughly romantic.
An undeniable and unredeemable forfeit of all he hath about him.
After having so nobly disentangled themselves from the shackles of Parental Authority, by a Clandestine Marriage, they were determined never to forfeit the good opinion they had gained in the World, in so doing, by accepting any proposals of reconciliation that might be offered them by their Fathers--to this farther tryal of their noble independance however they never were exposed.
If he doth not therefore find some natural means of fairly extricating himself from all his distresses, we will do no violence to the truth and dignity of history for his sake; for we had rather relate that he was hanged at Tyburn (which may very probably be the case) than forfeit our integrity, or shock the faith of our reader.
All this I had, of course, heard tell of; and now I had a man under my eyes whose life was forfeit on all these counts and upon one more, for he was not only a rebel and a smuggler of rents, but had taken service with King Louis of France.
He will lend the money, he says, and he will charge no interest, but if the loan be not repaid in three months Antonio must pay as forfeit a pound of his own flesh, which Shylock may cut from any part of his body that he chooses.
I shall forfeit my situation," he said, "if I do it.
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.