Forfeiture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrfətʃər|  American pronunciation of the word forfeiture
Brit.  |ˈfɔːfɪtʃə|  British pronunciation of the word forfeiture

noun

- something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty (syn: forfeit)
- a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something (syn: forfeit)
- the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. (syn: forfeit, sacrifice)

Examples

...the forfeiture for early withdrawal of the investment savings will be an amount equal to 10 percent of the investment...

Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile.

Word forms

noun
singular: forfeiture
plural: forfeitures
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