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

 for·fei·ture /ˈfɔrfəˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·fei·ture n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,