Definition of by forfeit
- We won the game by forfeit when the opposing side failed to show up.
: something forfeited or subject to being forfeited (as for a crime, offense, or neglect of duty) : penalty
: forfeiture especially of civil rights
: something deposited (as for making a mistake in a game) and then redeemed on payment of a fine
: to lose or lose the right to especially by some error, offense, or crime
: to subject to confiscation as a forfeit
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