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confiscate

1. seized or confiscated; forfeit
2. having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
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Given the demonstrated willingness of these partisans to undermine their own civic and economic environment and the quality of life of even their own offspring by opposing tax revision that, in the main, won't even touch 95 percent of their pockets at all, it's hard now to take seriously the lament of the rich that "the estate tax is the most confiscatory of all.
When that happens, there is no choice but to raise county and local property taxes, which are already reaching confiscatory levels in most areas of the state.
For example, highly confiscatory estate taxes can threaten the very existence of the company apartment owners have worked so hard to build.
The Israeli confiscatory wall/fence, much of it built well" within the West Bank, carefully encloses virtually all of the West Bank's major wells on the Israeli side of the wall.
That is why tinkering with the system to make it seem fairer, or to use confiscatory taxation to try to create a feeling of greater security for society in general, carries with it the potential to produce unintended consequences.
of Halifax, Nova Scotia, have filed a formal complaint to the European Union about Poland's confiscatory treatment of their Gdansk-based joint stock company, EuroPort Inc Poland.
It's complicated, but essentially it's the $10 bill you slip to the bouncer at Shotgun Willie's, conferring to you a right to pay a confiscatory sum for a lime-flavored Miller Chill.
The days of so-called confiscatory taxes are waning (though they still exist in some countries), and U.
Because that 2001 law is not permanent, the death tax is now scheduled to return with a veritable vengeance in 2011, at a confiscatory rate of 55 percent.
First, China imposes strict limits on the number of foreign films that can be exhibited in its theaters on a revenue-sharing basis and applies burdensome regulations and confiscatory taxes on foreign home video and television content.
Ackerman describes his proposal, House Bill 2957, as "a shot across the bow to express my dissatisfaction with the confiscatory tuition and fee increases.
The Superior Court is authorized to reduce the maximum civil penalties if "to do otherwise would result in an award that is unjust, arbitrary, and oppressive, or confiscatory.