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forfeit

1. Law something confiscated as a penalty for an offence, breach of contract, etc.
2. 
a. a game in which a player has to give up an object, perform a specified action, etc., if he commits a fault
b. an object so given up
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Like the mountain lion, the man was an enemy to man, and all men were his enemies, seeking his life which he had forfeited in ways more terrible than the lion which had merely killed calves for food.
You've forfeited your rights to own that dog," was the rejoinder.
SIR--Although you have forfeited by your ungentlemanly conduct toward myself, and your heartlessly mischievous reception of my dear wife, all claim upon the forbearance of the most forbearing of your relatives, I am disposed, from motives of regard for the tranquillity of Mrs.
Whatever claim that man may once have had, as the father of your child, he has now forfeited it by his infamous desertion of you.
In the final bout, however, Sir Nigel struck his opponent with so true an aim that the point of the lance caught between the bars of his vizor and tore the front of his helmet out, while the German, aiming somewhat low, and half stunned by the shock, had the misfortune to strike his adversary upon the thigh, a breach of the rules of the tilting-yard, by which he not only sacrificed his chances of success, but would also have forfeited his horse and his armor, had the English knight chosen to claim them.
Can it be that by eating he would have forfeited the position he claimed as one of the Twelve Gods?
Is it my fault that I have lost my influence with him, or that he has forfeited every claim to my regard?
Murder of COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenure, Efq; Factor for His Majefty on the forfeited Estate of Ardfhiel.
PESHAWAR -- National Accountability Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wednesday arrested Khiyal Ahmed a private person who allegedly transferred forfeited property worth millions of rupees through fraudulent means in connivance with officers and officials of Revenue Department Peshawar.
In each case, the individuals concerned failed to prove the money seized by police was gained through lawful means, which meant they forfeited it.
Under the Criminal Law (Clamping, Impounding and Forfeiture of Vehicles) Act 2007, a vehicle will be forfeited if a driver commits a forfeiture offence such as death or harm by dangerous driving or dangerous driving to escape police pursuit.
The one game that beat the weather was forfeited by Shakespeares who could only manage a team of five.