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for·fei·ture

 (fôr′fĭ-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. The act of surrendering something as a forfeit.
2. A loss of property to penalize a failure to act in accordance with a legal requirement.

forfeiture

(ˈfɔːfɪtʃə)
n
1. something forfeited
2. the act of forfeiting or paying a penalty

for•fei•ture

(ˈfɔr fɪ tʃər)

n.
1. an act of forfeiting.
2. something that is forfeited; fine; mulct.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forfeiture - 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.forfeiture - 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.forfeiture - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.forfeiture - 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

forfeiture

noun loss, giving up, surrender, forfeiting, confiscation, sequestration (Law), relinquishment the forfeiture of illegally obtained profits
Translations

forfeiture

[ˈfɔːfɪtʃəʳ] Npérdida f

forfeiture

n (Jur, fig) → Verlust m, → Einbuße f; (of claim)Verwirkung f
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