confiscate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To seize (personal residential property) for the general public treasury.
    • To seize by or as though by expert. See Synonyms at proper.
    • To seize as forfeited into the public treasury; to proper into the public usage.
  • adjective:
    • Seized by a government; appropriated.
    • Having lost property through confiscation.
    • Seized and appropriated because of the government into the public usage; forfeited.
    • surrendered as a penalty
  • verb:
    • to utilize a person's authority to set claim to and individual a possession from the owner.
    • just take temporary control of as a security, by appropriate expert
  • others:
    • To adjudge becoming forfeited towards community treasury, once the goods or estate of a traitor or any other criminal, through punishment; appropriate, by means of penalty, to general public usage.
    • To remove from another by or just as if by authority; appropriate summarily, as anything improperly held or gotten by another; seize as forfeited for almost any reason: because, to confiscate a novel; the police confiscated a couple of gambling implements.
    • Forfeited and adjudged into community treasury, while the products of a criminal.
    • Appropriated under legal authority as forfeited.

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