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 ?
Casaubon marries you she is to forfeit all her property?
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
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.
When every other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game with forfeits.
5 v Ernst and Young (match postponed) Wednesday, July 4 - Cobbetts v DTZ (match postponed) Thursday 5 July 2012 - Mills and Reeve v Wragge and Co (match postponed) Monday 9 July 2012 - Shakespeares lost to Gateleys, Match forfeit
Having so many entries and forfeit stages published on the same day, as was the case earlier this week, must be far from ideal, though I suppose trainers may argue otherwise.
After looking over NJCCA's audit, the school reported the violations and agreed to forfeit the games.
Somewhat familiar with the customs of Orthodox Judaism - Levine practices Reform Judaism - she knew from the beginning that YULA could not compromise, that the school would rather forfeit the games than break custom.
The high court also ordered two accomplices of Kajiyama to forfeit 4.
When this is not done, the reinsurer may forfeit credibility when finger-pointing over ostensible exceptions.