forfeit ( forfeits plural & 3rd person present) ( forfeiting present participle) ( forfeited past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you forfeit something, you lose it or are forced to give it up because you have broken a rule or done something wrong.
He was ordered to forfeit more than £1.5m in profits... V n
He argues that murderers forfeit their own right to life. V n
2 verb If you forfeit something, you give it up willingly, especially so that you can achieve something else.
He has forfeited a lucrative fee but feels his well-being is more important... V n
3 n-count A forfeit is something that you have to give up because you have done something wrong.
That is the forfeit he must pay.
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