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Definitions of forfeiture

the loss of a right, claim, interest or item of property because you have not met your legal obligations

The Court held that the forfeiture of real property without a hearing violates the owner's rights.

the loss of money or property as one of the government's responses to crime, usually the profits from the crime or the tools used to commit the crime

Asset forfeiture laws allow the government to take the illegal gains of drug dealers and use them to put more police officers on the streets.