from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of surrendering something as a forfeit.
- n. Something that is forfeited; a penalty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property.
- n. The loss of forfeit property.
- n. The property lost as a forfeit.
- n. Any loss occasioned by one's own actions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act.
- n. That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forfeiting; the losing of some moral or legal right or privilege, as estate, office, effects, honor, or credit, through one's own fault.
- n. Specifically, in law, the divesting of property, or the termination or failure of a right, by or in consequence of a wrong, default, or breach of a condition.
- n. That which is forfeited; a forfeit; a fine or mulct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
- 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
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But in nearly all states and at the federal level, the legal standard of proof the government must meet for civil forfeiture is lower than the strict standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” required for criminal convictions .....
Criminal asset forfeiture is different from a replevin action.
Worral, who describes himself as agnostic on the issue, concluded that “a substantial proportion of law enforcement agencies are dependent on civil asset forfeiture” and that “forfeiture is coming to be viewed not only as a budgetary supplement, but as a necessary source of income.”
Asset forfeiture is a grave problem in America today, often used to persecute the poor, politically disfavored, and racial minorities.
The indictment also seeks $80 million in forfeiture from Moore and Netschi.
During the whole of that period the same sacrificial rites were observed as on the first day, and they were expressly admonished that the smallest breach of any of the appointed observances would lead to the certain forfeiture of their lives [Le 8: 35].
Asset forfeiture is a glaring example of the state superceding individual rights by seizing property if it’s suspected to have been used in a crime, whether or not the owner is charged with, let alone convicted of, anything.
But it underlined one of the problems of forfeiture, which is that various Police Agencies get to buy themselves expensive toys.
The forfeiture is another blow to the manufacturing industry in the Carolinas.