Examples of forfeiture in a Sentence
the forfeiture for early withdrawal of the investment savings will be an amount equal to 10 percent of the investment
Recent Examples of forfeiture from the Web
Sophia Seban, who has subsequently lost her city job, now faces fines of up to $90,000 for a dozen violations, plus civil forfeiture of up to $123,000 -- twice the city's losses.
The indictment also seeks forfeiture of at least $15,300, the amount Oaks is accused of accepting in bribes.
Law enforcement has used civil forfeiture to bring down drug dealers by throwing them in jail and seizing their property, the Inquirer reported.
The legislation also creates an FBI piracy unit and allows for the forfeiture of equipment used in large pirating operations.
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First Known Use of forfeiture
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Definition of forfeiture for English Language Learners
law : the act of giving up something as punishment or because of a rule or law : the act of forfeiting something
Legal Definition of forfeiture
1 : the loss of a right, money, or especially property because of one's criminal act, default, or failure or neglect to perform a duty — compare waiver
2 : something (as money or property) that is forfeited as a penalty
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