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Definition of Forfeit

Forfeit
Forfeit For"feit, n. [OE. forfet crime, penalty, F. forfait crime (LL. forefactum, forifactum), prop. p. p. of forfaire to forfeit, transgress, fr. LL. forifacere, prop., to act beyond; L. foris out of doors, abroad, beyond + facere to do. See Foreign, and FAct.] 1. Injury; wrong; mischief. [Obs. & R.] To seek arms upon people and country that never did us any forfeit. --Ld. Berners. 2. A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life. Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal Remit thy other forfeits. --Shak. 3. Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits. Country dances and forfeits shortened the rest of the day. --Goldsmith.
Forfeit
Forfeit For"feit, a. [F. forfait, p. p. of forfaire. See Forfeit, n.] Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure. Thy wealth being forfeit to the state. --Shak. To tread the forfeit paradise. --Emerson.
Forfeit
Forfeit For"feit, v. i. 1. To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress. [Obs.] 2. To fail to keep an obligation. [Obs.] I will have the heart of him if he forfeit. --Shak.
Forfeit
Forfeit For"feit, p. p. or a. In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation. --Shak. Once more I will renew His laps[`e]d powers, though forfeite. --Milton.

Meaning of Forfeit from wikipedia

- Forfeit or forfeiture may refer to: Forfeit, a 2007 thriller film starring Billy Burke "Forfeit", a song by Chevelle from Wonder What's Next Forfeit/Fortune...
- In various sports, a forfeit is a method in which a match automatically ends, and the forfeiting team loses. There are two distinct forms of forfeiture...
- In rare cases, baseball games are forfeited, usually when a team is no longer able to play. In the event of forfeiture, the score is recorded as 9–0,...
- Democratic-Republican 6th October 6, 1801 – January 17, 1803 ? Seat declared forfeited after accepting the office of major of militia for the District of Columbia...
- laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Hawilla also agreed to forfeit over $151 million, $25 million of which was paid at the time of his plea...
- Forfeit/Fortune (2008) is the fifth album recorded by the indie rock band Crooked Fingers. Eric Bachmann provides lead vocals, with Miranda Brown singing...
- existed in the South. All ac****ulated investment Confederate bonds was forfeit; most banks and railroads were bankrupt. The income per person in the South...
- the presidency in 1869 had required that he resign his commission and forfeit his (and his widow's) pension. Twain called the Memoirs a "literary masterpiece...
- but it is special in that the submission has to take the form of the forfeiting opponent saying "I quit". Generally, whenever a wrestler knocks down their...
- generated the cash flow that secured the bonds' interest payments. By forfeiting ten years worth of royalties, Bowie received a payment of US$55 million...
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