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FORFEITURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forfeiture mean? 

FORFEITURE (noun)
  The noun FORFEITURE has 3 senses:

1. something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
2. a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
3. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

  Familiarity information: FORFEITURE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORFEITURE (noun)


Sense 1forfeiture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

forfeit; forfeiture

Hypernyms ("forfeiture" is a kind of...):

loss (something that is lost)


Sense 2forfeiture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

forfeit; forfeiture

Context example:

the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

Hypernyms ("forfeiture" is a kind of...):

penalty (a payment required for not fulfilling a contract)


Sense 3forfeiture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sacrifice; forfeit; forfeiture

Hypernyms ("forfeiture" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)


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