Definition Of confiscate
take or seize (someone's property) with authority.
the guards confiscated his camera
Example Of confiscate
All I know is that a gun was confiscated and that the appropriate steps have been taken.
All unused land would be confiscated by the State, and the banks should be immediately nationalised.
Anyone found guilty in court of operating a pirate radio station could find all their equipment and records being confiscated .
Approved were 15 changes to the Constitution, most notably a new clause that the nation would ‘respect and ensure human rights’ and lines that say the government must compensate people for property it confiscates in the public interest.
As part of the deal, the city would even confiscate land from private owners so that the Rangers owners could engage in real estate speculation.