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 forfeit forfeit

noun

  • the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.  ( forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice )
    the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
  • a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something  ( forfeit, forfeiture )
    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
    the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time
  • something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty  ( forfeit, forfeiture )
    something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
  • adj

  • () surrendered as a penalty  ( confiscate, forfeited, forfeit )
    surrendered as a penalty
  • verb

  • () lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime  ( forego, forgo, throw overboard, waive, forfeit, give up )
    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
    you've forfeited your right to name your successor
     forfeited property
    forfeited property