confiscation definition

  • noun:
    • The work or process of confiscating.
    • The work or procedure of using residential property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited toward community usage.
    • The work of confiscating, or appropriating as forfeited.
    • A statute of 1862 (12 Stat., 589) authorizing the seizure of these residential property as well as its condemnation by procedures in the usa courts. These functions constituted the main “war steps” adopted throughout the civil war, and were upheld because of the Supreme Court in 1870 (Miller v. U. S., 11 Wall., 268).
    • seizure by the federal government

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