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
The edict is in effect from Oct. 1 through April 30, and failure to comply end with the hoop being confiscated.
The board warned that employees who violate the directives in the resolution may be disciplined or fired, and that district property can be confiscated.
But the number of weapons confiscated in schools rose to 1,429, from 1,073.
Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has been ordered to attend a court hearing in Tehran after his passport was confiscated at the border before the weekend.
The University of California, Berkeley, is investigating the behavior of a campus police officer who confronted a bacon-hot-dog vendor and confiscated his earnings this past weekend.
Healthy and rambunctious, the tiger cub that was confiscated at the Otay Mesa port of entry is now on display at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The passenger, who was out on bail and had restrictions, admitted to police that there was a marijuana pipe on the passenger side floor, which police found and confiscated.
Charges were later dropped and her green card, which had been confiscated, was returned.
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