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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confiscation - seizure by the governmentconfiscation - seizure by the government    
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
expropriation - taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)

confiscation

noun seizure, appropriation, impounding, forfeiture, expropriation, sequestration, takeover Anyone convicted of drug trafficking would be liable to confiscation of assets and imprisonment.

confiscation

noun
The act of taking quick and forcible possession of:
Translations
مُصادَرَه
konfiskacezabavení
konfiskering
konfisko
elkobzás
upptaka
konfiškácia
el koyma

confiscation

[ˌkɒnfɪsˈkeɪʃən] Nconfiscación f, incautación f

confiscation

[ˌkɒnfɪˈskeɪʃən] nconfiscation f

confiscation

confiscation

[ˌkɒnfɪsˈkeɪʃn] nconfisca

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
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