confiscate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin confiscare ("to declare property of the fisc").

Verb[edit]

confiscate (third-person singular simple present confiscates, present participle confiscating, simple past and past participle confiscated)

  1. (transitive) To use one's authority to lay claim to and separate a possession from its holder.
    In schools it is common for teachers to confiscate electronic games and other distractions.

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Adjective[edit]

confiscate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) confiscated; seized and appropriated by the government for public use; forfeit
    • Shakespeare
      Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.
    • Shakespeare
      Thy lands and goods / Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate / Unto the state of Venice.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

confiscate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of confiscare
  2. second-person plural imperative of confiscare
  3. feminine plural of confiscato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

confiscāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of confiscō