Definition of forfeiture
forfeiture (plural forfeitures)
- (law) A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property.
- (law) The loss of forfeit property.
- (law) The property lost as a forfeit.
- Any loss occasioned by one's own actions.
Forfeiture is deprivation or destruction of a right in consequence of the non-performance of some obligation or condition. It can be accidental, and therefore is distinguished from waiver; see forfeiture and waiver.
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