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.

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