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forfeiture

[fawr-fi-cher] /ˈfɔr fɪ tʃər/
noun
1.
an act of forfeiting.
2.
something that is forfeited; fine; mulct.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English forfeiture, forfeture < Old French. See forfeit, -ure
Related forms
reforfeiture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for forfeitures

forfeiture

/ˈfɔːfɪtʃə/
noun
1.
something forfeited
2.
the act of forfeiting or paying a penalty
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Word Origin and History for forfeitures

forfeiture

mid-14c., from Old French forfaiture "crime, transgression; penalty for committing a crime," from forfait (see forfeit).

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