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The loss of property or a privilege due to breaking a law. For example, a landlord may forfeit his or her property to the federal or state government if the landlord knows it is a drug- dealing site but fails to stop the illegal activity. Or, you may have to forfeit your driver's license if you commit too many moving violations or are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


fine, forfeit, giving up, loss, mulct, relinquishment.
forfeit, sacrifice.
attrition, debit, decrease, decrement, depletion, deprivation, dispossession, dissipation, dissolution, divestiture, erosion, exhaustion, expropriation, loss, privation, ruin, setback, shrinkage.
disobedience, evasion, infraction, infringement, neglect, noncompliance, omission, transgression, violation, bad faith.
abatement, burden, chastisement, correction, deduction, discipline, discount, drawback, encumbrance, fine, handicap, judgment, penalty, premium, punishment, retribution.
affliction, agony, anguish, castigation, confinement, crucifixion, distress, execution, imprisonment, incarceration, payment, persecution, price, reprisal, revenge, sentence, torture, verdict.
Examples of usage:
  1. But, in spite of this warning, Lord Melbourne refused to advise the Queen to insert a statement of the Prince's religion in her speech, though it was by no means superfluous on such an occasion, since, if he were a Roman Catholic, a marriage with him would have incurred a forfeiture of the crown. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. It appeared that the latter had refused to work, and insisted on leaving the ship, and his master had in consequence brought him before the consul, in order that, if he persisted, the consequences might be detailed to him, which would be the forfeiture of his wages and clothes. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  3. The entrance of a vessel into the territorial waters surrounding the islands with intent to take seals should be made a criminal offense and cause of forfeiture. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Forfeiture of the now ancient Apple computer seized by police in the raid. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  5. For a second offence the penalty was forfeiture of all lands, goods, chattels, and debts by those whom they called " the enemy to the peace of the island." – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway