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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] It was judged that he should be banished and his whole estate confiscated and seized. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]