forfeited forfeited  /ˈfɔr fɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) surrendered as a penalty



  1. The forfeited enlargement rights would then be available for purchase through a specially established market.
  2. Rational people trade in leisure time for money to buy back some of what they forfeited.
  3. In 1940 the Cornell football team forfeited a victory after realizing that it had been mistakenly given an extra play.


  1. Stearns Co. will auction nearly 400 tax-forfeited lots

    Stearns County will try to sell almost 400 tax-forfeited properties, including prime residential lots in south St. Cloud and Sartell, at a public auction Thursday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Cloud Times

  2. DGM Minerals Corp. Seeking New Opportunities

    DGM Minerals Corp. announced today that it has terminated its property option agreement with Ressources Maxima Inc. and forfeited its interest in the Notamiche Property.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Edward Snowden: Who is he, and what kind of life is he leaving behind?

    In the interest of revealing what he saw as the privacy violations of millions of Americans by their own government, Edward Snowden, 29, has likely forfeited his future at an age when most young adults are still shaping the arc of their lives.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News


  1. "We could have closed the door last week," wide receiver Braylon Edwards said. "We had that chance but we forfeited it by losing to a lesser team."
    on Dec 30, 2007 By: Braylon Edwards Source: Forbes

  2. "There are concrete elements of suspicion against Iran _ so I am of the opinion that Iran has temporarily forfeited this right and must first win it back through confidence-building measures toward the international community," ElBaradei said.
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: Washington Post

  3. "You forfeited any right to squawk about how we cleaned up your mess," Obey said. "Don't blame us for your screw-ups."
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: David Obey Source: Washington Post

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /