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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 : 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, confiscate,
             seized, taken over]