by forfeit

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of by forfeit

: as a result of forfeiting by the opposing side
  • We won the game by forfeit when the opposing side failed to show up.

Word by Word Definitions

forfeit play
  1. : something forfeited or subject to being forfeited (as for a crime, offense, or neglect of duty) : penalty

  2. : forfeiture especially of civil rights

  3. : something deposited (as for making a mistake in a game) and then redeemed on payment of a fine

  1. : to lose or lose the right to especially by some error, offense, or crime

  2. : to subject to confiscation as a forfeit

  1. : forfeited or subject to forfeiture


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