[fawr-fit] /ˈfɔr fɪt/
a fine; penalty.
an act of forfeiting; .
something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract.
an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or penalty.
forfeits, (used with a singular verb) a game in which such articles are taken from the players.
verb (used with object)
to subject to seizure as a forfeit.
to lose or become liable to lose, as in consequence of crime, fault, or breach of engagement.
lost or subject to loss by .
something lost or given up as a penalty for a fault, mistake, etc
the act of losing or surrendering something in this manner
(law) something confiscated as a penalty for an offence, breach of contract, etc
(transitive) to lose or be liable to lose in consequence of a mistake, fault, etc
surrendered or liable to be surrendered as a penalty
c.1300, “misdeed,” from Old French forfait “crime, punishable offense” (12c.), originally past participle of forfaire “transgress,” from for- “outside, beyond” (from Latin foris; see foreign) + faire “to do” (from Latin facere; see factitious). Translating Medieval Latin foris factum. Sense shifted mid-15c. from the crime to the penalty: “something to which the right is lost through a misdeed.” As an adjective from late 14c., from Old French forfait.
c.1300, “to lose by misconduct;” see forfeit (n.). Related: Forfeited; forfeiting.
[fawr-fit] /ˈfɔr fɪt/ noun 1. a fine; penalty. 2. an act of forfeiting; . 3. something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract. 4. an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or […]
[fawr-fi-cher] /ˈfɔr fɪ tʃər/ noun 1. an act of . 2. something that is ; fine; mulct. /ˈfɔːfɪtʃə/ noun 1. something forfeited 2. the act of forfeiting or paying a penalty mid-14c., from Old French forfaiture “crime, transgression; penalty for committing a crime,” from forfait (see forfeit).
[fawr-fend] /fɔrˈfɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to defend, secure, or protect. 2. to fend off, avert, or prevent. 3. Archaic. . /fɔːˈfɛnd/ verb (transitive) 1. (US) to protect or secure 2. (obsolete) to prohibit or prevent v. also forefend, late 14c., “to protect, prohibit; to avert, prevent,” a hybrid from for- + fend, from […]
/ˈfɔːfɛks/ noun 1. (entomol) a pair of pincers, esp the paired terminal appendages of an earwig