forfeit

Definition

noun
the fact of having something taken away as a punishment
Usage
the goods were declared forfeit
the court said that the goods had to be taken away from the person who was holding them
verb
to have something taken away as a punishment
Usage
to forfeit a patent
to lose a patent because payments have not been made
Usage
to forfeit a deposit
to lose a deposit which was left for an item because you have decided not to buy that item

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