Definitions of "forfeit"
  1. An item or asset that is given up or taken away due to a breach of the rules or failure to meet certain obligations
  2. The process of losing rights, property, or money as a consequence of not fulfilling a responsibility or obligation, or of committing a transgression
  3. The act of imposing or undergoing the loss of something, typically as a penalty for violation of laws or regulations
  4. Anything that experiences a loss or is susceptible to being taken away as a penalty
How to use "forfeit" in a sentence
  1. When the company failed to comply with safety regulations, they had to forfeit their operating license.
  2. Unable to repay the loan on time, the debtor risks having to forfeit the house.
  3. After being found guilty of fraud, she was ordered to forfeit all of her illegal earnings.

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