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confiscate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confiscate  \Con"fis*cate\  (?  or  ?),  a.  [L.  confiscatus  p.  p.  of 
  confiscare  to  confiscate,  prop.,  to  lay  up  in  a  chest;  con-  + 
  fiscus  basket,  purse,  treasury.  See  {Fiscal}.] 
  Seized  and  appropriated  by  the  government  to  the  public  use 
  forfeited. 
 
  Lest  that  your  goods  too  soon  be  confiscate.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confiscate  \Con"fis*cate\  (?  or  ?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Confiscated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Confiscating}.] 
  To  seize  as  forfeited  to  the  public  treasury;  to  appropriate 
  to  the  public  use 
 
  It  was  judged  that  he  should  be  banished  and  his  whole 
  estate  confiscated  and  seized.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confiscate 
  adj  1:  surrendered  as  a  penalty  [syn:  {forfeit},  {forfeited}] 
  2:  taken  without  permission  or  consent  especially  by  public 
  authority;  "the  condemned  land  was  used  for  a  highway 
  cloverleaf";  "the  confiscated  liquor  was  poured  down  the 
  drain  [syn:  {appropriated},  {condemned},  {confiscated},  {seized}, 
  {taken  over}] 
  v  :  take  by  legal  authority  [syn:  {impound},  {attach},  {sequester}, 
  {seize}] 




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