What does confiscation mean?

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confiscation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confiscation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Xu Jinhui:

    Once in possession of solid evidence, we will initiate confiscation procedures according to the law.

  2. Chris Cox:

    This validates what the NRA has said all along, the real goal of gun control supporters is gun confiscation.

  3. Madeha Abdullah:

    They wage different wars, there is direct war through confiscation and censorship. There is an indirect siege on the paper's resources.

  4. Jay Brickman:

    How guaranteed is your investment? Are you sure that you can make profits? Are you sure that there will be no confiscation of your industry?

  5. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    In all cases, the Dominican Republic should take measures adequate to prevent the risk of statelessness and the discriminatory confiscation of documents.

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