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forfeiture

[ fawr-fi-cher ]
/ ˈfɔr fɪ tʃər /
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noun
an act of forfeiting.
something that is forfeited; fine; mulct.
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Origin of forfeiture

1300–50; Middle English forfeiture, forfeture<Old French. See forfeit, -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM forfeiture

re·for·fei·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for forfeiture

forfeiture
/ (ˈfɔːfɪtʃə) /

noun
something forfeited
the act of forfeiting or paying a penalty
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