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Forfeit

For´feit
n.1.Injury; wrong; mischief.
To seek arms upon people and country that never did us any forfeit.
- Ld. Berners.
2.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.
3.Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; - whence the game of forfeits.
a.1.Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
Thy wealth being forfeit to the state.
- Shak.
To tread the forfeit paradise.
- Emerson.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Forfeited; p. pr. & vb. n. Forfeiting.]
v. i.1.To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
2.To fail to keep an obligation.
I will have the heart of him if he forfeit.
- Shak.
p. p. 1.In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.
Noun1.forfeit - something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
Synonyms: forfeiture
2.forfeit - 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"
Synonyms: forfeiture
3.Forfeitforfeit - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
Verb1.forfeit - lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
Antonyms:
arrogate, lay claim, claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
Adj.1.forfeit - surrendered as a penalty
amercement, be bereaved of, bereavement, caution, caution money, charge, collateral, collateral security, cost, damage, damages, dead loss, debit, default, denial, denudation, deposit, deprivation, despoilment, destruction, detriment, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, drop, escheat, escheatment, expense, fee, fine, forfeiture, forgo, forgone, give over, give up, go astray from, incur loss, injury, kiss good-bye, let slip, lose out, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, lost, margin, mislay, misplace, miss, mulct, penalty, perdition, privation, relinquish, relinquished, renounce, renounced, robbery, ruin, sacrifice, sconce, sequestration, spoliation, stake, stripping, suffer loss, surrender, surrendered, taking away, total loss, undergo privation, waive, waived, wander from, yielded
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