Confiscate



[verb kon-fuh-skeyt; adjective kuh n-fis-kit] /verb ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt; adjective kənˈfɪs kɪt/

verb (used with object), confiscated, confiscating.
1.
to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
2.
to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily:
The border guards confiscated our movie cameras.
adjective
3.
seized or appropriated, as for public use.
/ˈkɒnfɪˌskeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to seize (property), esp for public use and esp by way of a penalty
adjective
2.
seized or confiscated; forfeit
3.
having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
v.

1550s, originally, “to appropriate for the treasury,” from Latin confiscatus, past participle of confiscare, from com- “together” (see com-) + fiscus “public treasury,” literally “money basket” (see fiscal). Related: Confiscated; confiscating.

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