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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Fail to lock up your marijuana, and you’ll be hit with a $100 fine and have your cannabis confiscated.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini visited a farm confiscated from the mafia in Siena, Italy on Tuesday.
To refill its coffers, the Crown turned the Royal Navy into a customs force and instructed it to seize ships and confiscate smuggled cargo in order to induce the colonists to pay duty on imports.
Officials also found and confiscated an additional 40 crates of commercial fireworks, Boccuzzi said.
Two months ago troopers made a similar-sized bust in the Bristol Bay village of Togiak, confiscating 56 grams of heroin from 32-year-old Patrick Einhellig.
The indictment also alleges Nhekairo concealed the immigrant’s status for purposes of financial gain and confiscated the victim’s passport to maintain her labor and services, according to prosecutors.
Parade watchers should not set out any items, such as blankets or lawn chairs, along the parade route before 8 a.m. The Havre de Grace Police Department will confiscate anything set out before that time.
No, not the camera-ready kind that gun nuts believe populate school sites after mass shootings, but the friendly face this administration put on its inhumane policy of confiscating immigrant children from their parents.
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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
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- Police confiscated the stolen car.
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