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confiscation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confiscation  \Con`fis*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  confiscatio.] 
  The  act  or  process  of  taking  property  or  condemning  it  to  be 
  taken  as  forfeited  to  the  public  use 
 
  The  confiscations  following  a  subdued  rebellion. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confiscation 
  n  :  seizure  by  the  government  [syn:  {arrogation}] 




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