forfeited

adjective

for·​feit·​ed ˈfȯr-fə-təd How to pronounce forfeited (audio)
: given up because of some error, offense, law, or crime
forfeited shares
forfeited property
a forfeited match

Examples of forfeited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any forfeited contest shall be regarded as a loss for the team making the forfeit and a win for its opponent. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 The forfeited pick actually was one acquired from the Denver Nuggets at the 2019 draft in exchange for the rights to Bol Bol. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2022 If the Heat make the playoffs this season, the forfeited pick will be the lesser of the 2022 second-round picks of the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers, a pick acquired by the Heat in the 2019 draft-night trade of center Bol Bol. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Any forfeited contest shall be regarded as a conference loss for the team making the forfeit and a conference win for its opponent. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2021 Different districts award different amounts of points to teams in forfeited games. Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021 The repayment will begin with an initial payment of $32.3 million in forfeited funds, the Justice Department said, but prosecutors have approved a plan in which the soccer organizations could receive as much as $201 million. New York Times, 24 Aug. 2021 Any forfeited contest will be considered a loss for the team at fault. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Investors who were victimized by Tom Petters’ Ponzi scheme will get additional payouts drawn from more than $22 million in forfeited funds, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Staff Reports, Star Tribune, 5 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forfeited was in 1530

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“Forfeited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forfeited. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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