Confiscation



[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
n.

1540s, from Middle French confiscation, from Latin confiscationem (nominative confiscatio), noun of action from past participle stem of confiscare (see confiscate).
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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