for·fei·ture /ˈfɔrfəˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/
1. The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act.
Under pain of foreiture of the said goods. --Hakluyt.
2. That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct.
What should I gain
By the exaction of the forfeiture? --Shak.
Syn: -- Fine; mulct; amercement; penalty.
n 1: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; [syn: forfeit]
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: forfeit]
3: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for
a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. [syn: forfeit,