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
Xinhua said authorities have confiscated the company's assets to repay depositors but gave no indication how much money was recovered.
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.
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.
Wagner seized the camera, confiscated the memory card and, according to the cameraman, bloodied his finger.
And Venezuela, a country that is confiscating the private property of its citizens, jailing its journalists and silencing its critics, including the relatives of another friend, will also be sharing a place at that table until 2018.
Cellphones smuggled into prisons — enabling inmates to order murders, plan escapes, deal drugs and extort money — have become a scourge in a bloc of states where corrections officers annually confiscate as many as one for every three inmates.
Turull said the number of ballots didn't include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids Sunday that aimed to stop the vote.
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