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
On Wednesday, The New York Times released a detailed and scathing report alleging the Washington Redskins sent its cheerleading squad to Costa Rica, only to then confiscate their passports and put their safety at risk during a 2013 photoshoot.
Last year, Bradley McClellan confiscated a Kalashnikov and several pistols from two juvenile pot dealers in Savannah.
The officer confiscated a loaded 9mm handgun as well as less than 1gram of marijuana from the car.
Friends and family gone, their homes destroyed or confiscated (along with their possessions), abandoned to a Europe that didn’t want them, and had made no provision for their return.
Mueller’s investigators have confiscated thousands of pages of evidence related to Manafort, and used them to indict the longtime Republican operative and his former deputy, Rick Gates, on 44 counts spread across two different jurisdictions.
After Obama was elected, gunmakers capitalized on fears that his thugs would kick in their doors and confiscate their weapons, fueling a $29 billion surge in sales, more than during any previous presidency.
During a search of his home, detectives confiscated other weapons including an ax and a large knife, according to law enforcement sources.
Security may confiscate your phone or ask to delete pictures taken within the ballroom.
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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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