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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confiscation, arrogation(noun)

    seizure by the government


  1. confiscation(Noun)

    The act or process of confiscating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confiscation(noun)

    the act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use

  2. Origin: [L. confiscatio.]


  1. Confiscation

    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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