confiscate


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confiscate

1. seized or confiscated; forfeit
2. having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
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If, he said, there are sacred treasures in the city, he will confiscate and spend them; and in so far as the fortunes of attainted persons may suffice, he will be able to diminish the taxes which he would otherwise have to impose upon the people.
Vanity occasionally leads a man to display wealth, but sooner or later the Emperor trumps up a charge against him--any sort of one will do--and confiscates his property.
While the reason behind such orders to confiscate his property were not made clear, the value of what has been confiscated amounts to about ILS 500.
This mechanism sought to confiscate their property obtained through corruption and restore it to the public budget.
The second raid was conducted at GulshaneIqbal, Zainab Plaza, Karachi in which one illegal exchange comprising of 1x8 ports 2x4 port gateways alongwith laptop were confiscate.
Our priority must be to follow the money across borders and confiscate criminals' profits.
BRUSSELS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament Tuesday passed a draft law to make it easier for national authorities to freeze and confiscate crooks' assets across the EU.
Sudan officially ceased direct press censorship in 2009 but continues to suspend and confiscate newspapers as a way of retaliation if they reported on a long list of issues considered sensitive.
We have succeeded to confiscate the amount within two months of the current fiscal year, which proved intense mobilization of our intelligence," Basnet said.
Operation Weather started on Barry Island in April, adopting a zero tolerance approach to anyone found drinking alcohol in the drinking exclusion zone PC Nick Williams said: "We have the power to confiscate and dispose of alcohol being consumed within any of the drinking exclusion zones in the Vale of Glamorgan.