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  • 1 forfeiture — for·fei·ture / fȯr fə ˌchu̇r/ n 1: the loss of a right, money, or esp. property because of one s criminal act, default, or failure or neglect to perform a duty compare waiver 2: something (as money or property) that is forfeited as a penalty… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] Under pain of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 forfeiture — mid 14c., from O.Fr. forfaiture crime, transgression; penalty for committing a crime, from forfait (see FORFEIT (Cf. forfeit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 forfeiture — [fôr′fə chər] n. 1. the act of forfeiting 2. anything forfeited; penalty or fine …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 forfeiture — The loss of rights to an asset outlined in a legal contract if a party fails to fulfill obligations of the contract. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * forfeiture for‧fei‧ture [ˈfɔːftʆə ǁ ˈfɔːrftʆər] noun [uncountable] 1. LAW when someone… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 forfeiture — /forfatyar/ A comprehensive term which means a divestiture of specific property without compensation; it imposes a loss by the taking away of some preexisting valid right without compensation. L & K Realty Co. v. R.W. Farmer Const. Co., Mo.App.,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 forfeiture — UK [ˈfɔː(r)fɪtʃə(r)] / US [ˈfɔrfɪtʃər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms forfeiture : singular forfeiture plural forfeitures legal the loss of a right, a benefit, or something that you own because you have failed to do something or have… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 forfeiture — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)fɪtʃə(r)[/t]] forfeitures N VAR: oft N of n Forfeiture is the action of forfeiting something. [LEGAL] ...the forfeiture of illegally obtained profits... Both face maximum forfeitures of about $1.2 million …

    English dictionary

  • 9 forfeiture — /fawr fi cheuhr/, n. 1. an act of forfeiting. 2. something that is forfeited; fine; mulct. [1300 50; ME forfeiture, forfeture < OF. See FORFEIT, URE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 forfeiture — for|feit|ure [ˈfo:fıtʃə US ˈfo:rfıtʃər] n [U and C] formal when someone has their property or money officially taken away because they have broken a law or rule ▪ Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 forfeiture — for|fei|ture [ fɔrfıtʃər ] noun count or uncount LEGAL the loss of a right, a benefit, or something you own because you have failed to do something or have done something wrong: They risked forfeiture if they were late with the payment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 forfeiture — The loss or deprival of an *asset or legal right. Forfeiture can be a punishment for wrongdoing, or it can arise from the nonoccurrence of an event in a commercial contract. An example of the latter is the loss of a deposit required for the… …

    Auditor's dictionary

  • 13 forfeiture — A word often used as a synonym of penalty but which is, precisely, a divestiture of property without compensation, in consequence of a default or an offense, 36 Am J2d Forf & P § 1; an enforced and involuntary loss of a right. Storm v Barbara Oil …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 forfeiture — forfeit ► VERB (forfeited, forfeiting) 1) lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing. 2) lose or give up as a necessary consequence. ► NOUN 1) a fine or penalty for wrongdoing. 2) Law a forfeited right,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 forfeiture — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of forfeiting ; the loss of property or money because of a breach of a legal obligation 2. something (as money or property) that is forfeited ; penalty …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 forfeiture — noun a) A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property. b) The loss of forfeit property …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 Forfeiture — The loss of an asset, or rights to an asset, as a result of defaulting on contractual obligations or conditions. The party who did not fulfill the required obligations must give up the asset, or cash flows from the asset, as a form of… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 18 forfeiture — Synonyms and related words: amercement, bereavement, cost, damage, damages, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, despoilment, destruction, detriment, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, escheat, escheatment, expense,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 forfeiture — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. abandonment, giving up, relinquishment, fine; see loss 1 , punishment …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 forfeiture — for·fei·ture || fÉ”rfɪtʃə(r) / fɔːf n. loss; something given up as forfeit; fine …

    English contemporary dictionary