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fawr fit

  • n  something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
  • n  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
  • n  the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
  • v  lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime
    you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    forfeited property
  • s  surrendered as a penalty

  • Convicted defendants must forfeit all their ill- gotten gains, including all "proceeds" from the enterprise.
  • A new state law (PTI, Aug 27) requires schools to correct imbalance or forfeit state funds; Boston has until October to complete a pupil census, and then must submit plans to .
  • His life is forfeit to me.
News & Articles

  • Conn. hits hotel accused of changing stay in storm
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection says a Stamford hotel tried to require longer than usual stays during Superstorm Sandy last October and will forfeit $1,800 to the state.        
    June 20, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Court strikes down U.S. prostitution policy
    WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday the government cannot force a private group to disavow prostitution or forfeit federal funds.
    June 20, 2013 - UPI
  • Franconia man under court supervison, must forfeit gun, after apparent road rage incident
    NORRISTOWN - A Franconia man will be under court supervision and must forfeit his handgun to police after he admitted to menacing another driver during an apparent road rage incident in Souderton. Joseph W. Grau, 22, of the 400 block of Smokepipe Road, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Wednesday to two years' probation and 24 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Reporter

  • Patrice Evra in Philadelphia Inquirer
    France defender Patrice Evra said the team had agreed to "forfeit its bonuses," but also added this cryptic message: "There is a cause for all this failure, several things will come out. Then, if people don't want to forgive, at least they...
  • President Roh in USA Today
    The fact that the Korean government is practicing the 'sunshine policy' toward North Korea does not mean that we forfeit all rights to take issue with North Korea's missile launches and nuclear test,Roh said. "Although we fully embrace the...
  • Abraham Lincoln in WEBCommentary
    Mr. Nifong's problem: The Ides of October (and the "60 Minutes" expose precede Election Day 2006 and, as Abraham Lincoln explained: "If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is...

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