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Word: forfeit

Definition: something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture


Sentences Containing 'forfeit'

A Disappointment Mr. Attorney General had to inform the jury, that the prisoner before them, though young in years, was old in the treasonable practices which claimed the forfeit of his life.
Charles Evremonde, called Darnay, was accused by the public prosecutor as an emigrant, whose life was forfeit to the Republic, under the decree which banished all emigrants on pain of Death.
``He is going to pay the forfeit: it will be paid in five minutes more.
My father's opinion of me does me the greatest honor, and I should be miserable to forfeit it.
The master and mariners, knowing this offence, forfeit all their goods and chattels, and suffer three months imprisonment.
For if he transgress them, he will forfeit the character of a good man and true; whereas if he observe them, there is an end to him as the Messenger, the Spy, the Herald of the Gods!
Sancho spent the afternoon in drawing up certain ordinances relating to the good government of what he fancied the island; and he ordained that there were to be no provision hucksters in the State, and that men might import wine into it from any place they pleased, provided they declared the quarter it came from, so that a price might be put upon it according to its quality, reputation, and the estimation it was held in; and he that watered his wine, or changed the name, was to forfeit his life for it.
It was right that I should pay the forfeit of my headlong passion.

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