The other team did not show up in time and so forfeited the game.
An example of forefeit is when you lose your driver's license because you got too many tickets.
An example of forfeit is when you give up your day off to make more money.
The team lost the game by forfeit.
That he our deadly forfeit should release (John Milton, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, 1629)
He who murders pays the forfeit of his own life.
He forfeited his last chance of an early release from jail by repeatedly attacking another inmate.
Origin of forfeit
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English from ca. 1300, from Old French forfait (“crime”), originally the past participle of forfaire (“to transgress”), and Medieval Latin foris factum. During the 15th century, the sense shifted from the crime to the penalty for the crime.