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"forfeiture" in British English

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forfeiturenoun [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 ​legalagreement: He was ​deep in ​debt and ​facing forfeiture of his ​property.
(Definition of forfeiture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forfeiture" in Business English

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forfeiturenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːfɪtʃər/ LAW
the ​loss of ​rights, ​property, or ​money, especially because you have not obeyed a ​rule or ​law: forfeiture of sth I had been told that my ​client would face 40 ​years in prison and a forfeiture of his ​assets.forfeiture action/proceedings/suit If ​rent remains ​outstanding for 21 days after the ​duedate, forfeiture ​proceedings may be ​brought against a ​tenant. Prosecutors are also seeking forfeiture of an ​undisclosedamountrelating to the ​conspiracy.
(Definition of forfeiture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forfeiture”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指因违反法律协议造成的)丧失,没收…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指因違反法律協定造成的)喪失,沒收…
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