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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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According to the EFCC Lawyer, Mr Nnaemeka Omewa, the defendants committed the fraud on a property which had been ordered to be forfeited in a High Court judgment given in 2005 by Justice Joseph Oyewole.
The candidates whose guarantee declared forfeited including Ajasim Sharif, Liaquat Abbas Bhatti, Hafiz Khalid Waleed, Hafiz Mian Mohammad Numan, Dr Mirza Mohammad Ashraf Baig, Arshad Mehmood Butt, Amir Buhadur Khan Hoti, Inam Ullah Khan, M.
In other cases, an estimated PS18,000 seized from Anthony Tierney, of Felsted Drive, Aintree, was forfeited, while Paul Dillon, of The Old Quarry, Woolton, forfeited a total of PS9,544.
What I was trying to say was that by not winning we had forfeited an opportunity to take another step towards a Wembley final.
I have no compunction at all in saying that someone like Ian Brady, the Moors Murderer who murdered five innocent children, has forfeited their right to live through their actions.
Pakistan forfeited when the players refused to return to the field, upset by allegations from umpire Darrell Hair that they had tampered with the ball.
In handing down the ruling, Presiding Judge Atsushi Semba indicated that the profits obtained through criminal acts can be seized or forfeited if the victims of the crimes cannot receive damages through civil lawsuits.
In addition, proceeds from drug trafficking can be forfeited under the recently enacted Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 ("CAFRA").
There are cases where a unlicensed broker performing a similar service has forfeited his right to collect a commission.
assets, estimated at several hundred million dollars, were forfeited to the United States.
Courts hold that illegally seized property may be forfeited if the police establish probable cause at the forfeiture proceeding itself.
CATS tracks, monitors and reports on assets seized and forfeited in the prosecution of criminals and criminal enterprises.