forfeiture

[ fawr-fi-cher ]
/ ˈfɔr fɪ tʃər /

noun

an act of forfeiting.
something that is forfeited; fine; mulct.

Nearby words

  1. forex,
  2. foreyard,
  3. forfaiting,
  4. forfar,
  5. forfeit,
  6. forfend,
  7. forfex,
  8. forficate,
  9. forfochen,
  10. forgat

Origin of forfeiture

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

Related formsre·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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Word Origin and History for forfeiture

forfeiture

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

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