Definition of "confiscate"
  1. The act of seizing private property without adequate payment, usually by the government, for public use, especially in cases involving illegal activities
How to use "confiscate" in a sentence
  1. The police had to confiscate the stolen goods found in the thieves' hideout.
  2. Government officials opted to confiscate the land for the construction of a new highway.
  3. Detectives were authorized to confiscate the contraband found during the house search.

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