Definitions for confiscation
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seizure by the government
The act or process of confiscating.
the act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use
Origin: [L. confiscatio.]
Confiscation, from the Latin confiscatio 'joining to the fiscus, i.e. transfer to the treasury' is a legal seizure without compensation by a government or other public authority. The word is also used, popularly, of spoliation under legal forms, or of any seizure of property without adequate compensation.
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