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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 tennis match 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 home team.
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forfeit" in Business English

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forfeitverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔːfɪt/ us  
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 long hours and time forfeited in favour of money is now becoming routine.

forfeitnoun [C]

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