Definitions for forfeitˈfɔr fɪt
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something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
"the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time"
forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice(adj)
the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)
surrendered as a penalty
forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego(verb)
lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
"you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
a penalty for or consequence of a misdemeanor
To suffer the loss of something by wrongdoing or non-compliance
He forfeited his last chance of an early release from jail by repeatedly attacking another inmate.
To lose a contest, game, match, or other form of competition by voluntary withdrawal, by failing to attend or participate, or by violation of the rules
Because only nine players were present, the football team was forced to forfeit the game.
Origin: Middle English from ca. 1300, from Old French forfait "crime", originally the past participle of forfaire "transgress", ad Middle Latin foris factum. During the 15th century, the sense shifted from the crime to the penalty for the crime.
injury; wrong; mischief
a thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life
something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits
lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure
to lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited
to be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress
to fail to keep an obligation
in the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation
Origin: [OE. forfeten. See Forfeit, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
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Translations for forfeit
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- лишавам се от, губя, глобаBulgarian
- prohrát kontumačněCzech
- verwirken, aufgebenGerman
- στερούμαι, τίμημα, πρόστιμο, χάνωGreek
- perder, rendirSpanish
- perdre, abandonner, déclarer forfaitFrench
- caillScottish Gaelic
- verliezen, verbeuren, opgeven, verkwanselenDutch
- zrzec się, stracić, zrezygnowaćPolish
- render-se, perder, penalidade, desistirPortuguese
- штраф, утрачивать, лишиться, расплата, сдаться, утратить, сдаваться, лишатьсяRussian
- izgubiti, predatiSerbo-Croatian
- penále, vzdať, prepadnúť, pokuta, stratiťSlovak
- walk overSwedish
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