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Meaning & Definition of Forfeit in English

English

Forfeit

/fɔrfɪt/

noun

1. Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

    synonym:
  • forfeit
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • forfeit
  • ,
  • forfeiture

3. The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

    synonym:
  • forfeit
  • ,
  • forfeiture
  • ,
  • sacrifice

verb

1. Lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

  • "You've forfeited your right to name your successor"
  • "Forfeited property"
    synonym:
  • forfeit
  • ,
  • give up
  • ,
  • throw overboard
  • ,
  • waive
  • ,
  • forgo
  • ,
  • forego

adjective

1. Surrendered as a penalty

    synonym:
  • confiscate
  • ,
  • forfeit
  • ,
  • forfeited