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forfeit


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forfeit  \For"feit\,  n.  [OE.  forfet  crime,  penalty,  F.  forfait 
  crime  (LL.  forefactum  forifactum),  prop.  p.  p.  of  forfaire 
  to  forfeit,  transgress,  fr  LL  forifacere  prop.,  to  act 
  beyond;  L.  foris  out  of  doors,  abroad,  beyond  +  facere  to  do 
  See  {Foreign},  and  {FAct}.] 
  1.  Injury;  wrong  mischief.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
 
  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. 
 
  Thy  slanders  I  forgive;  and  therewithal  Remit  thy 
  other  forfeits.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Something  deposited  and  redeemable  by  a  sportive  fine;  -- 
  whence  the  game  of  forfeits. 
 
  Country  dances  and  forfeits  shortened  the  rest  of 
  the  day  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forfeit  \For"feit\,  a.  [F.  forfait,  p.  p.  of  forfaire  See 
  {Forfeit},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forfeit  \For"feit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  guilty  of  a  misdeed;  to  be  criminal;  to  transgress. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  fail  to  keep  an  obligation.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  will  have  the  heart  of  him  if  he  forfeit.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forfeit  \For"feit\,  p.  p.  or  a. 
  In  the  condition  of  being  forfeited;  subject  to  alienation. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Once  more  I  will  renew  His  laps[`e]d  powers,  though 
  forfeite.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forfeit 
  adj  :  surrendered  as  a  penalty  [syn:  {confiscate},  {forfeited}] 
  n  1:  something  that  is  lost  or  surrendered  as  a  penalty;  [syn:  {forfeiture}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {forfeiture}] 
  3:  the  act  of  losing  or  surrendering  something  as  a  penalty  for 
  a  mistake  or  fault  or  failure  to  perform  etc  [syn:  {forfeiture}, 
  {sacrifice}] 
  v  :  lose  or  lose  the  right  to  by  some  error,  offense,  or  crime 
  [syn:  {give  up},  {throw  overboard},  {render},  {waive},  {forgo}] 
  [ant:  {claim}] 




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