forfeited

adjective
for·​feit·​ed | \ ˈfȯr-fə-təd How to pronounce forfeited (audio) \

Definition of forfeited

: given up because of some error, offense, law, or crime forfeited shares forfeited property a forfeited match

First Known Use of forfeited

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Forfeited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forfeited. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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