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forfeit

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
to lose the right to do or have something because you have broken a rule: If you cancel now I'm afraid you forfeit your deposit. These people have forfeited the right to live in society.

forfeit

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
something that you have lost the right to do or have because you have broken a rule pay a forfeit to give up something, especially in a game

forfeit

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/ formal
taken away from someone as a punishment
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