forfeiture

  • 1forfeiture — for·fei·ture / fȯr fə ˌchu̇r/ n 1: the loss of a right, money, or esp. property because of one s criminal act, default, or failure or neglect to perform a duty compare waiver 2: something (as money or property) that is forfeited as a penalty… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Forfeiture — For fei*ture (?; 135), n. [F. forfeiture, LL. forisfactura.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Under pain of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3forfeiture — mid 14c., from O.Fr. forfaiture crime, transgression; penalty for committing a crime, from forfait (see FORFEIT (Cf. forfeit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4forfeiture — [fôr′fə chər] n. 1. the act of forfeiting 2. anything forfeited; penalty or fine …

    English World dictionary

  • 5forfeiture — The loss of rights to an asset outlined in a legal contract if a party fails to fulfill obligations of the contract. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * forfeiture for‧fei‧ture [ˈfɔːftʆə ǁ ˈfɔːrftʆər] noun [uncountable] 1. LAW when someone… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6forfeiture — /forfatyar/ A comprehensive term which means a divestiture of specific property without compensation; it imposes a loss by the taking away of some preexisting valid right without compensation. L & K Realty Co. v. R.W. Farmer Const. Co., Mo.App.,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7forfeiture — /forfatyar/ A comprehensive term which means a divestiture of specific property without compensation; it imposes a loss by the taking away of some preexisting valid right without compensation. L & K Realty Co. v. R.W. Farmer Const. Co., Mo.App.,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 8forfeiture — UK [ˈfɔː(r)fɪtʃə(r)] / US [ˈfɔrfɪtʃər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms forfeiture : singular forfeiture plural forfeitures legal the loss of a right, a benefit, or something that you own because you have failed to do something or have… …

    English dictionary

  • 9forfeiture — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)fɪtʃə(r)[/t]] forfeitures N VAR: oft N of n Forfeiture is the action of forfeiting something. [LEGAL] ...the forfeiture of illegally obtained profits... Both face maximum forfeitures of about $1.2 million …

    English dictionary

  • 10forfeiture — /fawr fi cheuhr/, n. 1. an act of forfeiting. 2. something that is forfeited; fine; mulct. [1300 50; ME forfeiture, forfeture < OF. See FORFEIT, URE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11forfeiture — for|feit|ure [ˈfo:fıtʃə US ˈfo:rfıtʃər] n [U and C] formal when someone has their property or money officially taken away because they have broken a law or rule ▪ Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12forfeiture — for|fei|ture [ fɔrfıtʃər ] noun count or uncount LEGAL the loss of a right, a benefit, or something you own because you have failed to do something or have done something wrong: They risked forfeiture if they were late with the payment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13forfeiture — The loss or deprival of an *asset or legal right. Forfeiture can be a punishment for wrongdoing, or it can arise from the nonoccurrence of an event in a commercial contract. An example of the latter is the loss of a deposit required for the&#8230; …

    Auditor's dictionary

  • 14forfeiture — A word often used as a synonym of penalty but which is, precisely, a divestiture of property without compensation, in consequence of a default or an offense, 36 Am J2d Forf & P § 1; an enforced and involuntary loss of a right. Storm v Barbara Oil …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15forfeiture — forfeit ► VERB (forfeited, forfeiting) 1) lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing. 2) lose or give up as a necessary consequence. ► NOUN 1) a fine or penalty for wrongdoing. 2) Law a forfeited right,&#8230; …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16Forfeiture Endangers American Rights — (F.E.A.R.) is an organization in the United States dedicated to stopping abuse of asset forfeiture, the practice whereby governments seize tangible and financial assets alleged to have been used in the commission of certain crimes. It is a&#8230; …

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