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Verb: forfeit  for-fit
  1. Lose (something) or lose the right to (something) by some error, offence, or crime
    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property";
    - give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego
Noun: forfeit  for-fit
  1. Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
    - forfeiture
  2. A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
    "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time";
    - forfeiture
  3. The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    - forfeiture, sacrifice
Adjective: forfeit  for-fit
  1. Surrendered as a penalty
    - confiscate, forfeited

Derived forms: forfeits, forfeited, forfeiting

See also: lost

Type of: abandon, act, deed, human action, human activity, loss, penalty

Antonym: claim

Encyclopedia: Forfeit