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Definition of "forfeiture" []

  • The act of surrendering something as a forfeit. (noun)
  • Something that is forfeited; a penalty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forfeiture" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Fisxwas for rtrikingouL He thought the term forfeiture implied that the importer had a. right till divested by statute."
  • "But in nearly all states and at the federal level, the legal standard of proof the government must meet for civil forfeiture is lower than the strict standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” required for criminal convictions ....."
  • "Criminal asset forfeiture is different from a replevin action."