forfeit

  • 1 forfeit — for·feit 1 / fȯr fət/ n [Anglo French, from Middle French forfait, past participle of forfaire to commit a crime, from fors outside + faire to do]: something forfeited or subject to being forfeited forfeit 2 vt 1: to lose or lose the right to by …

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  • 2 forfeit — for‧feit [ˈfɔːft ǁ ˈfɔːr ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to lose property or the legal right to something because you have broken the law: • The company will forfeit all its assets to the federal government. 2. to lose rights, benefits etc: • State… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Forfeit — For feit, n. [OE. forfet crime, penalty, F. forfait crime (LL. forefactum, forifactum), prop. p. p. of forfaire to forfeit, transgress, fr. LL. forifacere, prop., to act beyond; L. foris out of doors, abroad, beyond + facere to do. See {Foreign} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Forfeit — For feit, a. [F. forfait, p. p. of forfaire. See {Forfeit}, n.] Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure. [1913 Webster] Thy wealth being forfeit to the state. Shak. [1913 Webster] To tread the forfeit paradise. Emerson …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Forfeit — For feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forfeiting}.] [OE. forfeten. See {Forfeit}, n.] To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one s self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to… …

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  • 6 forfeit — [fôr′fit] n. [ME forfet < OFr forfait, pp. of forfaire, to transgress < ML forisfacere, to do wrong, lit., to do beyond < L foris, foras, out of doors, beyond (see FOREIGN) + facere (see FACT)] 1. something that one loses or has to give… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Forfeit — For feit, v. i. 1. To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To fail to keep an obligation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will have the heart of him if he forfeit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 forfeit — [n] something given as sacrifice cost, damages, fine, loss, mulct, penalty, relinquishment; concept 123 Ant. gain, victory, win forfeit [v] give up something in sacrifice abandon, be deprived of, be stripped of, drop, give over, lose, relinquish …

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  • 9 forfeit — ► VERB (forfeited, forfeiting) 1) lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing. 2) lose or give up as a necessary consequence. ► NOUN 1) a fine or penalty for wrongdoing. 2) Law a forfeited right,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Forfeit — For feit, p. p. or a. In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation. Shak. [1913 Webster] Once more I will renew His laps[ e]d powers, though forfeite. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Forfeit — (engl., spr. fohrfĭt), im Sport, s. Reugeld …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 forfeit — v. forfait2 …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 13 Forfeit — A forfeit can be one of several things:* Forfeiting is the act of voluntarily admitting defeat in a competition or contest, thereby surrendering victory to the opposition. * Forfeiting can also be done by calling off or ending a game. *… …

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  • 14 forfeit — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)fɪt[/t]] forfeits, forfeiting, forfeited 1) VERB If you forfeit something, you lose it or are forced to give it up because you have broken a rule or done something wrong. [V n] He was ordered to forfeit more than ₤1.5m in profits... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 15 forfeit — I UK [ˈfɔː(r)fɪt] / US [ˈfɔrfɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms forfeit : present tense I/you/we/they forfeit he/she/it forfeits present participle forfeiting past tense forfeited past participle forfeited 1) to be forced to give up a right, a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 forfeit — for|feit1 [ˈfo:fıt US ˈfo:r ] v [T] to lose a right, position, possession etc or have it taken away from you because you have broken a law or rule ▪ By being absent from the trial, he forfeited the right to appeal. ▪ She was fined £3,000 and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 forfeit — for|feit1 [ fɔrfıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to be forced to give up a right, a benefit, or something you own, because you have broken a rule or law: If they moved away, they would forfeit all rights to their land. It is the first time she has… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 forfeit — {{11}}forfeit (n.) c.1300, misdeed, from O.Fr. forfait crime, punishable offense (12c.), originally pp. of forfaire transgress, from for outside, beyond (from L. foris; see FOREIGN (Cf. foreign)) + faire to do (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 forfeit — / fɔ:fɪt/ noun the fact of having something taken away as a punishment ♦ 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 ♦ …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 forfeit — I. noun Etymology: Middle English forfait, from Anglo French, from past participle of forfaire, forsfaire to commit a crime, forfeit, from fors outside (from Latin foris) + faire to do, from Latin facere more at forum, do Date: 14th century 1.… …

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