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forfeit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word forfeit

(noun) something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
Synonyms : forfeiture

(noun) a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
Synonyms : forfeiture
Example Sentence
  • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

(noun) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
Synonyms : forfeiture , sacrifice

(verb) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
Example Sentence
  • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
  • forfeited property

(adj) surrendered as a penalty
Synonyms : confiscate , forfeited

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for forfeit

forfeited == fore (before) + feet , that is when u have done some mistake u fall on some ones feet for excuse..
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by pioneer

You have made some counterfeit coins so now you have to forfeit actual money(As a punishment).
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by shadip

If you have four feet or you pretend to have four feet, you will have to pay penalty....
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by nileshdive

fore(before)+feet that is before you get kicked by feet,pay the penalty
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by Dhavalmaster

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