Origin and Etymology of confiscate
First Known Use: circa 1533See Words from the same year
Definition of confiscate
Examples of confiscate in a Sentence
Guards confiscated knives and other weapons from the prisoners.
The teacher confiscated all cell phones for the duration of the field trip.
Recent Examples of confiscate from the Web
Turull said the number of ballots didn't include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids Sunday that aimed to stop the vote.
The device was confiscated and she was given an Oct. 10 adjudicating hearing date at City Hall, police said.
The school's policy has since changed to do away with confiscating phones and instead reprimand students using warnings, detentions and suspensions.
Three goats and a miniature horse also were confiscated.
An estimated 100,000 North Koreans are toiling around the world in abysmal conditions: 12-to-16-hour days under constant surveillance, their wages and freedom confiscated by the state.
In some parts of the country the regime has rewarded loyalists with property confiscated from its opponents.
Two pistols confiscated from the man were replica or pellet guns, Navarro said.
In the weeks leading up to October 1, the central government in Spain tried almost everything to block the vote on independence, from confiscating ballot boxes to arresting Catalan government officials.
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