What does confiscate mean?

Definitions for confiscate
ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt, kənˈfɪs keɪtcon·fis·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

  2. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)

    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Wiktionary

  1. confiscate(Verb)

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confiscate(adj)

    seized and appropriated by the government to the public use; forfeited

    Etymology: [L. confiscatus, p. p. of confiscare to confiscate, prop., to lay up in a chest; con- + fiscus basket, purse, treasury. See Fiscal.]

  2. Confiscate

    to seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use

    Etymology: [L. confiscatus, p. p. of confiscare to confiscate, prop., to lay up in a chest; con- + fiscus basket, purse, treasury. See Fiscal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confiscate

    kon′fis-kāt, or kon-fis′-, v.t. to appropriate to the state, as a penalty: to take possession of.—adj. forfeited to the public treasury.—adjs. Confis′cable, Confis′catory, of the nature of confiscation.—ns. Confiscā′tion, the act of confiscating; Con′fiscātor, one who confiscates. [L. confiscāre, -ātumcon, together, fiscus, a basket.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confiscate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confiscate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of confiscate in a Sentence

  1. Governor Ralph Northam:

    No one is calling out the National Guard. No one is cutting off your electricity, or turning off the Internet. No one is going door-to-door to confiscate guns, these laws are intended to keep Virginians safe. Period. It's time to act.

  2. David S. McAlvaney:

    Thus perhaps the most dangerous of all socialist attacks on America in the 1990s is the onslaught to register and confiscate America's firearms. America cannot be subjugated to communism or a socialist dictatorship until Americans are first disarmed. Poland has strict gun control; so does Cambodia, Russia, and Red China. Over 100 million people were brutally slaughtered in those countries, but first they were disarmed. The danger to people when they can't own guns is far greater than any danger gun ownership can ever create.

  3. Dudley Brown:

    The main objective of these students is to ban firearms completely, and confiscate the firearms of law-abiding Americans, we will oppose them at every step.

  4. Steve Kraus:

    Unfortunately it's a common problem in just about every country in the world, when you confiscate condoms, studies again and again show that condoms are less likely to be used. Commercial sex is going to take place in more risky venues, where the women selling sex are more vulnerable to violence, extortion, robbery, assault, gang rape.

  5. John Maynard Keynes:

    The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

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