Forfeit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrfət|  American pronunciation of the word forfeit
Brit.  |ˈfɔːfɪt|  British pronunciation of the word forfeit


- something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty (syn: forfeiture)
- a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something (syn: forfeiture)
the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time
- the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. (syn: forfeiture, sacrifice)


- lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime (syn: forego, forgo, give up, waive)
you've forfeited your right to name your successor
forfeited property


- surrendered as a penalty (syn: confiscate)

Extra examples

...the forfeit for each baseball player involved in the brawl was $5,000...

He forfeited his right to a trial by jury.

They didn't have enough players, so they ended up having to forfeit.

He forfeited the game to his opponent.

They have half redeemed their forfeit fame.

By being absent from the trial, he forfeited the right to appeal.

She was fined £3,000 and ordered to forfeit her car.

The company will forfeit all its assets to the federal government.

The company's property may even be forfeit.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: forfeit
he/she/it: forfeits
present participle: forfeiting
past tense: forfeited
past participle: forfeited
singular: forfeit
plural: forfeits
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