Definitions of confiscation
the taking of property by the government as punishment for breaking the law
Confiscation of vehicles is a punishment for drunk drivers.
Phrase Bank for confiscation
The court ordered the confiscation of £250,000 seized from the criminal.
Customs (=government tax collectors, especially at country borders) made a number of confiscations last year.
Your action may result in the confiscation of your property.
The investors transferred money to a Soviet company to avoid confiscation by the Bonn government.