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"forfeit" in British English

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forfeitverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr.fɪt/

forfeitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr.fət/

forfeitadjective [after verb]

uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr.fət/ formal
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forfeit" in American English

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forfeitverb [T]

 us   /ˈfɔr·fɪt/
to give up or ​lose something because you cannot do something that the ​rules or the ​law says you must do: She had to forfeit the ​tennismatch after she ​fell and ​hurt her ​wrist.
forfeit
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈfɔr·fət, -fɪt/
[C] Throwing ​objects on the ​field, the ​umpire said, would ​result in the forfeit of the ​game by the ​hometeam.
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forfeit" in Business English

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forfeitverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːfɪt/
LAW to ​lose the ​right to have or do something because you have not obeyed a ​rule or ​law: Over several ​years, the ​district forfeited $51 million by ​failing to ​spend the ​money within the ​deadlines set by the ​government.forfeit a claim/right (to sth/to do sth) She forfeited her ​right to ​benefits because she did not ​notify the ​authorities of her ​change in circumstances.forfeit sth to sb/sth Illegally ​shipped cigarettes will be ​seized and forfeited to the ​state.
to ​agree to give away the ​right to have or do something: A ​culture of ​longhours and ​time forfeited in favour of ​money is now becoming ​routine.

forfeitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːfɪt/ LAW
something that you ​lose the ​right to have or do because you have ​failed to obey a ​rule or ​law: Schools and their ​employeesfound in ​violation of the ​policy are ​subject to ​penalties, ​includingfines or forfeits.
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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