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NOUN (3)

1. something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;;
[syn: forfeit, forfeiture]

2. a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something;
- Example: "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time"
[syn: forfeit, forfeiture]

3. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.;
[syn: forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice]


VERB (1)

1. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime;
- Example: "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"
- Example: "forfeited property"
[syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. surrendered as a penalty;
[syn: confiscate, forfeit, forfeited]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] To seek arms upon people and country that never did us any forfeit. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal Remit thy other forfeits. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits. [1913 Webster] Country dances and forfeits shortened the rest of the day. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forfeit \For"feit\, v. i. 1. To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To fail to keep an obligation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will have the heart of him if he forfeit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forfeit \For"feit\, p. p. or a. In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Once more I will renew His laps[`e]d powers, though forfeite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Thy wealth being forfeit to the state. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To tread the forfeit paradise. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forfeit adj 1: surrendered as a penalty [syn: confiscate, forfeit, forfeited] n 1: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; [syn: forfeit, 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: forfeit, forfeiture] 3: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. [syn: forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice] v 1: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "forfeit": amercement, be bereaved of, bereavement, caution, caution money, charge, collateral, collateral security, cost, damage, damages, dead loss, debit, default, denial, denudation, deposit, deprivation, despoilment, destruction, detriment, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, drop, escheat, escheatment, expense, fee, fine, forfeiture, forgo, forgone, give over, give up, go astray from, incur loss, injury, kiss good-bye, let slip, lose, lose out, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, lost, margin, mislay, misplace, miss, mulct, penalty, perdition, privation, relinquish, relinquished, renounce, renounced, robbery, ruin, sacrifice, sconce, sequestration, spoliation, stake, stripping, suffer loss, surrender, surrendered, taking away, total loss, undergo privation, waive, waived, wander from, yielded