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forfeiture

noun [C or U]     /ˈfɔː.fɪ.tʃər/ US  /ˈfɔːr.fɪ.tʃɚ/ specialized
the loss of rights , property , or money , especially as a result of breaking a legal agreement : He was deep in debt and faced with forfeiture of his property .Court cases, orders and decisions
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