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.
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According to Page Six, all phones were confiscated from guests and there was a social media ban at the couple’s nuptials.
Of the 3,500 guns confiscated by IMPD last year, nearly half were previously reported as stolen to IMPD.
His gun, which had been confiscated by police during that time, was returned to him and was used a few weeks later in the Florida shooting.
Upper-class families like Ms. Yip-Williams’s had their assets confiscated by Vietnam’s Communist government.
It was founded by brothers who were Cuban refugees and whose father, the firm says, owned a construction company in Cuba that was confiscated by Fidel Castro.
One in Indiana, for example, might allow individuals to purchase guns while theirs are confiscated by a judge.
The measure, filed by Democratic Reps. Reginald Meeks and Attica Scott, both of Louisville, would repeal the deranged law that requires guns used in violent crimes and confiscated by police to be resold at auction.
The judge also ordered the Sharif family's London properties confiscated.
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CONFISCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confiscate for English Language Learners
: to take (something) away from someone especially as punishment or to enforce the law or rules
CONFISCATE Defined for Kids
Definition of confiscate for Students
- Police confiscated the stolen car.
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