Confiscation definition

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The act or process of confiscating.
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The appropriation of private property without just compensation for the public use or treasury, often as a penalty resulting from a criminal prosecution or when possession of the property is itself a crime. See also condemn.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
confiscation
Plural:
confiscations

Origin of confiscation

  • From Middle French confiscation.

    From Wiktionary