forfeiture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forfeture, from Old French forfaiture.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forfeiture (countable and uncountable, plural forfeitures)

  1. (law) A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property.
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  2. (law) The loss of forfeit property.
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  3. (law) The property lost as a forfeit.
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  4. Any loss occasioned by one's own actions.
    • 2020 November 20, Eric D. Miller writing for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Ngumezi, case 19-10243:
      We conclude that the government has forfeited any claim of forfeiture, so we proceed to consider the merits.

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