What does forfeiture mean?

Definitions for forfeiture
ˈfɔr fɪ tʃərfor·fei·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiturenoun

    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

  2. forfeit, forfeiturenoun

    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"

  3. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrificenoun

    the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.


  1. forfeiturenoun

    A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property.

  2. forfeiturenoun

    The loss of forfeit property.

  3. forfeiturenoun

    The property lost as a forfeit.

  4. forfeiturenoun

    Any loss occasioned by one's own actions.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Forfeiturenoun

    Etymology: forfaiture, French, from forfeit.

    The court is as well a Chancery to save and debar forfeitures, as a court of common law to decide rights; and there would be work enough in Germany and Italy, if Imperial forfeitures should go for good titles. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.

    Ancient privileges and acts of grace indulged by former kings, must not, without high reason, be revoked by their successors; nor forfeitures be exacted violently, nor penal laws urged rigorously. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.

    He fairly abdicates his throne,
    He has a forfeiture incurr’d. Jonathan Swift.


  1. forfeiture

    Forfeiture is the loss, giving up, or removal of one's rights, property, possessions, or privileges as a penalty for wrongdoing, failure to comply with contractual obligations, or violation of laws. It serves as a legal punishment that manifests when rules or agreements are not adhered to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forfeiturenoun

    the act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act

  2. Forfeiturenoun

    that which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. forfeiture

    The effect or penalty of transgressing the laws.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forfeiture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forfeiture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of forfeiture in a Sentence

  1. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

  2. Lee McGrath:

    Montana’s next step is to do what New Mexico did in April—end civil forfeiture completely and replace it with criminal forfeiture, then the property and due process rights of all Montanans will be protected.

  3. Lee McGrath:

    With the enactment of this legislation, Montana has taken the first step to reform its forfeiture laws, governor Bullock’s signature on HB 463 means that no person acquitted in criminal court in Montana will lose his property through forfeiture in civil court.

  4. Duncan Levin:

    The forfeiture judgment they got is largely symbolic rather than something they could collect on, a lot of the assets are in the name of other people. It's hard to find them, and once you find them, it's hard to get the buy-in of the Mexican government.

  5. Kelly McCarthy:

    We crafted this legislation so it would not interfere with our police agencies’ abilities to get drugs and the tools of the trade off the street; so there are no changes to the seizure laws, we did want to protect to protect Montanans and those traveling through Montana from the abuse of civil asset forfeiture that has plagued other states.

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