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Forfeited Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    forfeited adj : surrendered as a penalty [syn: confiscate, forfeit]
Forfeited Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Forfeit \For"feit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forfeited; p. pr. & vb. n. Forfeiting.] [OE. forfeten. See Forfeit, n.] 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. [They] had forfeited their property by their crimes. --Burke. Undone and forfeited to cares forever! --Shak.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Forfeited'

  • Torquil MacLeod (forfeited clan chief): After Torquil had been forfeited by command of Parliament, he retired to his stronghold of Stornoway Castle. He had with him his kinsman ...
  • Purchasers of Forfeited Estates, Ireland Act 1702: The Purchasers of Forfeited Estates, Ireland Act 1702 was an Act of Parliament of ... forfeited estates in Ireland" and its citation is 1 Anne c. ...

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