[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.
[non-fawr-fi-cher] /nɒnˈfɔr fɪ tʃər/ noun, Insurance. 1. any benefit, as cash or other form of insurance, available to a life-insurance policyholder who discontinues premium payments on the policy.
[fou-ling] /ˈfaʊ lɪŋ/ noun 1. an encrusted deposit, especially on a submerged object, as the hull of a ship.
[fraj-uh l; British fraj-ahyl] /ˈfrædʒ əl; British ˈfrædʒ aɪl/ adjective 1. easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: a fragile ceramic container; a very fragile alliance. 2. vulnerably delicate, as in appearance: She has a fragile beauty. 3. lacking in substance or force; flimsy: a fragile excuse. /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ adjective 1. able to be broken […]
[frag-muh n-tid, -men-, frag-men-] /ˈfræg mən tɪd, -mɛn-, frægˈmɛn-/ adjective 1. reduced to . 2. existing or functioning as though broken into separate parts; disorganized; disunified: a fragmented personality; a fragmented society.