• (n.) Injury; wrong; mischief.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.
  • (n.) Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
  • (v. i.) To fail to keep an obligation.
  • (p. p. / a.) In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.

Compare forfeit with other words:

forfeit vs. sacrifice

false vs. forfeit

attachment vs. forfeit

attache vs. forfeit

attached vs. forfeit

forfeit vs. lapsed

eschew vs. forfeit

forfeit vs. punishment

defeasanced vs. forfeit

forfeit vs. sequester

administrator vs. forfeit

boycott vs. forfeit

forfeit vs. lose

forfeit vs. forfeiture

forfeit vs. huff

forfeit vs. sconce

confiscate vs. forfeit

forfeit vs. undertaker

forfeit vs. forgo

forfeit vs. surrender

forfeit vs. relinquish

forfeit vs. purchase

forfeit vs. penalty