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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forfeiture  \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 
 
  Under  pain  of  foreiture  of  the  said  goods. 
  --Hakluyt. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  forfeited;  a  penalty;  a  fine  or  mulct. 
 
  What  should  I  gain  By  the  exaction  of  the 
  forfeiture?  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Fine;  mulct;  amercement;  penalty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forfeiture 
  n  1:  something  that  is  lost  or  surrendered  as  a  penalty;  [syn:  {forfeit}] 
  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:  {forfeit}] 
  3:  the  act  of  losing  or  surrendering  something  as  a  penalty  for 
  a  mistake  or  fault  or  failure  to  perform  etc  [syn:  {forfeit}, 
  {sacrifice}] 




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