forfeit


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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
References in classic literature ?
"Another forfeit for a Gallicism," said a Russian writer who was present.
Casaubon marries you she is to forfeit all her property?"
When every other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game with forfeits.
I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond.
It was the incident of every day, and the society of La Force were engaged in the preparation of some games of forfeits and a little concert, for that evening.
"You will most assuredly forfeit your situation if you don't do it," returned Sir Patrick.
They have here a particular way of punishing adultery; a woman convicted of that crime is condemned to forfeit all her fortune, is turned out of her husband's house, in a mean dress, and is forbid ever to enter it again; she has only a needle given her to get her living with.
The part of duty I am now upon, though necessary, is very disagreeable to my natural make and temper, as I know it must be grievous to you, who are of the same species; but it is not my business to animadvert but to obey such orders as I receive, and therefore, without hesitation, shall deliver you his Majesty's orders and instructions, namely- that your lands and tenements, cattle of all kinds and live stock of all sorts, are forfeited to the Crown; with all other your effects, saving your money and household goods, and you yourselves to be removed from this his Province.
The bird complained to the dog of this bare-faced robbery, but nothing he said was of any avail, for the dog answered that he found false credentials on the sausage, and that was the reason his life had been forfeited.
"My chief, let me tell you, sir, is forfeited, like every honest man in Scotland.
He paid her only the compliment of attention; and she felt a respect for him on the occasion, which the others had reasonably forfeited by their shameless want of taste.
Meanwhile I should be subjected to no discomfort that was not necessary to preclude escape, and, unless I forfeited the privilege by misconduct, I should be occasionally permitted to see my brother who had preceded me to my prison.