confiscation

noun

  • Criminal Law

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.