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forfeiture

noun [C or U] uk   /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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