Simple Definition of forfeiture
law : the act of giving up something as punishment or because of a rule or law : the act of forfeiting something
Examples of forfeiture in a sentence
<the forfeiture for early withdrawal of the investment savings will be an amount equal to 10 percent of the investment>
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Rhymes with forfeiture
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Legal Definition of forfeiture
1 : the loss of a right, money, or especially property because of one's criminal act, default, or failure or neglect to perform a duty — compare waiver
2 : something (as money or property) that is forfeited as a penalty
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