[verb kon-fuh-skeyt; adjective kuh n-fis-kit] /verb ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt; adjective kənˈfɪs kɪt/
verb (used with object), confiscated, confiscating.
to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily:
The border guards confiscated our movie cameras.
seized or appropriated, as for public use.
to seize (property), esp for public use and esp by way of a penalty
seized or confiscated; forfeit
having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
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.
[kuh n-fis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈfɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. characterized by, effecting, or resulting in confiscation. /kənˈfɪskətərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. involving confiscation
[kawn-fee] /kɔ̃ˈfi/ noun, French Cookery. 1. duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved. /kɔ̃fi/ noun 1. (cookery) a preserve: a confit of duck obsolete form of comfit.
[kuh n-fit-ee-awr] /kənˈfɪt iˌɔr/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a prayer in the form of a general confession said at the beginning of the Mass and on certain other occasions. /kənˈfɪtɪˌɔː/ noun 1. (RC Church) a prayer consisting of a general confession of sinfulness and an entreaty for forgiveness
[kon-fi-choo r] /ˈkɒn fɪˌtʃʊər/ noun 1. a confection; a preserve, as of fruit. /ˈkɒnfɪˌtjʊə/ noun 1. a confection, preserve of fruit, etc