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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
References in classic literature ?
'Now, then,' sneered he, 'we must have a confiscation of property. But, first, let us take a peep into the studio.'
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The CNS court after listening the arguments, awarded six years rigorous imprisonment to Muhammad Akhtar along with Rs 0.2 million fine failure to which confiscation of property was ordered as well as the court awarded three years imprisonment to Tanveer Abbas in the same case.
In April 2007 he was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment with confiscation of property. Insanov's term was to expire in October last year.
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Citizens found guilty of tax evasion are considered criminals in developed world, and end up serving life sentences along with confiscation of property and frozen bank accounts.
He said the caretaker government would also implement orders of the court regarding confiscation of property of the convict.
The DC ordered city DSP to act according to the law on the confiscation of property held illegally and deploy guards to ensure peaceful shifting of the IUB Campus.
Al-Hamli pointed to the collective punishment of the Qatari authorities which violated human rights, including the removal of nationality and confiscation of property, the arbitrary dismissal of all jobs, the displacement of more than 6,000 tribesmen and the imprisonment of large numbers of them.
Despite the opposition from the Bosniak MPs, the Draft Law on the Protection of Victims of Wartime Torture was adopted, as well as the Draft Law on confiscation of property resulting from the commission of a criminal offense, and has been sent into public debate for a period of 30 days.