verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for forfeit
Bute pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit eight vacation days for the misconduct, but the commissioner, citing “the interest of justice,” reduced the penalty to five days of lost vacation.What It Looks Like When the New York City Police Commissioner Has “Unchecked Power” Over Officer Discipline|by Mollie Simon, Lena V. Groeger, Eric Umansky and Adriana Gallardo|December 11, 2020|ProPublica
Had Xiaomi kept its supply chain in place—it was almost entirely based in China at the time—the tariffs would have forced it to raise prices, forfeiting a big competitive edge.How Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi conquered India—and outperformed Apple|eamonbarrett|December 3, 2020|Fortune
Under the law, which dates to 1901, if a tenant’s rent is a day overdue, they forfeit their right to be in the property.A Deputy Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent|by Maya Miller and Ellis Simani|November 27, 2020|ProPublica
Our response for eight years has been to allow China to pursue its interests aggressively, while forfeiting our own.
Chamberlain, of course, chose Rome over the object of his heart's ache, forfeiting love and dying a broken man.
So in forfeiting shares they must not use the power collusively for the purpose of relieving the shareholder from liability.
Arms and Ammunition--prohibited to be landed without permission, under the penalty of forfeiting bond and charter-party.The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811)|David Dickinson Mann
This victory must be concealed under penalty of forfeiting the benefits that might accrue from it.Monsieur Lecoq, v.1|Emile Gaboriau
Moreover, in forfeiting this maternal faculty, woman reverts to the mode of those crude rudimentary species below the Mammalia.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
A revoke is punished by the offender being set back the number of points bid and forfeiting a red counter to the pool.
British Dictionary definitions for forfeit
- a game in which a player has to give up an object, perform a specified action, etc, if he commits a fault
- an object so given up
- to confiscate as punishment
- to surrender (something exacted as a penalty)