confiscate

verb

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of confiscate

  • to take away private property into the possession of the state, often illegal goods, goods being used illegally or assets gained illegally

    Officers have confiscated hundreds of bottles of alcohol during a clampdown on underage drinking in Derbyshire.

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