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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 ?
I remember a cruel moneyed man in the country, that would say, The devil take this usury, it keeps us from forfeitures, of mortgages and bonds.
But, he did not conceal from me that although there might be many cases in which the forfeiture would not be exacted, there were no circumstances in this case to make it one of them.
He ask'd, but all the Heav'nly Quire stood mute, And silence was in Heav'n: on mans behalf Patron or Intercessor none appeerd, Much less that durst upon his own head draw The deadly forfeiture, and ransom set.
There are some tribes amongst them (for they are distinguished like the Jews by their tribes), among whom the crime of swearing by the name of the Virgin is punished with forfeiture of goods and even with loss of life; they are equally scrupulous of swearing by St.
The answer to this question has been anticipated in the investigation of its other characteristics, and is satisfactorily deducible from these circumstances; from the election of the President once in four years by persons immediately chosen by the people for that purpose; and from his being at all times liable to impeachment, trial, dismission from office, incapacity to serve in any other, and to forfeiture of life and estate by subsequent prosecution in the common course of law.
To declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture, except during the life of the person attained.
Poor Jotham, whose life paid the forfeiture of his folly, acknowledged, before he died, that his reasons for believing in a mine were extracted from the lips of a sibyl, who, by looking in a magic glass, was enabled to discover the hidden treasures of the earth.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Into the question how far conduct, especially in the matter of alliances, constitutes a forfeiture of family claims, I do not now enter.
He often resolved, in the absence of Sophia, to leave her father's house, and to see her no more; and as often, in her presence, forgot all those resolutions, and determined to pursue her at the hazard of his life, and at the forfeiture of what was much dearer to him.
In the case that it brings tears into your affectionate eyes even to picture to yourself--in the case of your not marrying one another--no, no forfeiture on either side.
I have been told that in one of neighbour nations, whether it be in France or where else I know not, they have an order from the king, that when any criminal is condemned, either to die, or to the galleys, or to be transported, if they leave any children, as such are generally unprovided for, by the poverty or forfeiture of their parents, so they are immediately taken into the care of the Government, and put into a hospital called the House of Orphans, where they are bred up, clothed, fed, taught, and when fit to go out, are placed out to trades or to services, so as to be well able to provide for themselves by an honest, industrious behaviour.