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

 for·feit /ˈfɔrfət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·feit n.
 1. Injury; wrong; mischief. [Obs. & R.]
    To seek arms upon people and country that never did us any forfeit.   --Ld. Berners.
 2. A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.
 Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal
 Remit thy other forfeits.   --Shak.
 3. Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.
    Country dances and forfeits shortened the rest of the day.   --Goldsmith.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·feit, a.  Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
    Thy wealth being forfeit to the state.   --Shak.
    To tread the forfeit paradise.   --Emerson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forfeited; p. pr. & vb. n. Forfeiting.]  To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.
    [They] had forfeited their property by their crimes.   --Burke.
    Undone and forfeited to cares forever!   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·feit, v. i.
 1. To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress. [Obs.]
 2. To fail to keep an obligation. [Obs.]
    I will have the heart of him if he forfeit.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·feit, p. p. ∨ a. In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.
 Once more I will renew
 His lapsèd powers, though forfeite.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : surrendered as a penalty [syn: confiscate, forfeited]
      n 1: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; [syn: forfeiture]
      2: a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or
         giving up something; "the contract specified forfeits if
         the work was not completed on time" [syn: forfeiture]
      3: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for
         a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. [syn: forfeiture,
      v : lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
          [syn: give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo]
          [ant: claim]