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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] [They] had forfeited their property by their crimes. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Undone and forfeited to cares forever! --Shak. [1913 Webster]