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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fis·cate /ˈkɑnfəˌsket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fis·cate a.  Seized and appropriated by the government to the public use; forfeited.
    Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fis·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confiscated; p. pr. & vb. n. Confiscating.] To seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use.
    It was judged that he should be banished and his whole estate confiscated and seized.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: surrendered as a penalty [syn: forfeit, forfeited]
      2: taken without permission or consent especially by public
         authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway
         cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the
         drain" [syn: appropriated, condemned, confiscated, seized,
          taken over]
      v : take temporary possession of as a security, by legal
          authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs
          agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police
          confiscated the stolen artwork" [syn: impound, attach,
           sequester, seize]