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 security forces raided their Cairo apartment and confiscated money, jewelry and documents.
One attorney likened Wednesday’s seizure of the privileged material to the government confiscating a defense team’s confidential filing cabinet of trial preparation material.
At the time, the court deemed that all of the animals confiscated May 3 when officials executed a search warrant at Rajcinoski's residence in the 5900 block of West 125th Avenue in Center Township were his property.
Xinhua said authorities have confiscated the company's assets to repay depositors but gave no indication how much money was recovered.
William Paterson, chief of police for the Lake County Sheriff's Department, said almost all of the animals confiscated from the home have been placed in adoptive homes or with rescue agencies.
As part of the crackdown, police confiscated nearly 10 million ballot papers, the Interior Ministry said.
The British officers confiscate it and, after some hesitation, leave Lallybroch.
After waiting for hours in 107-degree heat to get into the rally hall — where their water bottles were confiscated by security — people were tired and dehydrated and the president just wasn’t keeping their attention.
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