- Present participle of confiscate.
Variant of confiscate
transitive verbconfiscated, confiscating
- to seize (private property) for the public treasury, usually as a penalty
- to seize by or as by authority; appropriate
Origin of confiscate; from Classical Latin confiscatus, past participle of confiscare, to lay up in a chest ; from com-, together + fiscus, money basket, public treasury: see fiscal
- having property confiscated