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[ fˈɔːfɪt], [ fˈɔːfɪt], [ f_ˈɔː_f_ɪ_t]

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The word forfeit is derived from Middle French forfaire, from Medieval Latin forfettum, from forficere to deprive of, from foris outside + facere to do. In law, forfeitures are the deprivation of possessions, typically as the penalty for a criminal offence. In common law jurisdictions, forfeiture is the hypothetical process by which something may be judicially appropriated by the state as punishment for a crime. Forfeiture precludes its ownership by any party other than the state and it is a prelude to civil action to recover the Property.

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