What is another word for forfeited?

Pronunciation: [fˈɔːfɪtɪd] (IPA)

The term "forfeited" can be substituted with several other words to convey a similar meaning. One alternative is "lost," which suggests that something was given up or taken away due to a violation or failure to comply with a condition or agreement. Another option is "surrendered," which implies that the item was given up voluntarily or by choice. "Seized" is also a fitting synonym, particularly for situations where property is confiscated by law enforcement as a result of illegal activity. Finally, "abandoned" may be used to describe a situation where something was given up or relinquished due to neglect or lack of concern.

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What are the opposite words for forfeited?

Forfeited means to lose something, usually as a penalty for wrongdoing, or failure to comply with a rule or agreement. The opposite of forfeited is to retain, keep, or win something. Retain refers to keeping possession of something, while keeping means not losing something, like a job or a reputation. Winning is similar to keeping but requires engaging in a contest, competition or game. Receiving, acquiring, or gaining something could also be antonyms to forfeiting, especially when the reward is given as a result of something positive, like hard work, talent, or dedication. Finally, earning refers to obtaining something through merit, usually by fulfilling certain requirements.

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Usage examples for Forfeited

All firstborn are forfeited.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The man who associated with such would have forfeited his own place in the world.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
You have forfeited all right to any kind of consideration; you have trampled upon my finer feelings and made me suffer keenly-and you shall pay!
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Forfeited

  • I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
    Preston Brooks
  • In a certain proportion of these cases the man lynched has been guilty of a crime horrible beyond description; a crime so horrible that as far as he himself is concerned he has forfeited the right to any kind of sympathy whatsoever. The feeling of all good citizens that such a hideous crime shall not be hideously punished by mob violence is due not in the least to sympathy for the criminal, but to a very lively sense of the train of dreadful consequences which follows the course taken by the mob in exacting inhuman vengeance for an inhuman wrong.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Caesar did not confine himself to helping the debtor for the moment; he did what as legislator he could, permanently to keep down the fearful omnipotence of capital. First of all the great legal maxim was proclaimed, that freedom is not a possession commensurable with property, but an eternal right of man, of which the state is entitled judicially to deprive the criminal alone, not the debtor. It was Caesar, who, perhaps stimulated in this case also by the more humane Egyptian and Greek legislation, especially that of Solon,(68) introduced this principle--diametrically opposed to the maxims of the earlier ordinances as to bankruptcy-- into the common law, where it has since retained its place undisputed. According to Roman law the debtor unable to pay became the serf of his creditor.(69) The Poetelian law no doubt had allowed a debtor, who had become unable to pay only through temporary embarrassments, not through genuine insolvency, to save his personal freedom by the cession of his property;(70) nevertheless for the really insolvent that principle of law, though doubtless modified in secondary points, had been in substance retained unaltered for five hundred years; a direct recourse to the debtor's estate only occurred exceptionally, when the debtor had died or had forfeited his burgess-rights or could not be found. It was Caesar who first gave an insolvent the right--on which our modern bankruptcy regulations are based-- of formally ceding his estate to his creditors, whether it might suffice to satisfy them or not, so as to save at all events his personal freedom although with diminished honorary and political rights, and to begin a new financial existence, in which he could only be sued on account of claims proceeding from the earlier period and not protected in the liquidation, if he could pay them without renewed financial ruin.
    Theodor Mommsen
  • Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men; Oh! raise us up, return to us again; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart: Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
    John Milton
  • The unremitting division of labour resulted in admirable levels of productivity. The company’s success appeared to bear out the principles of efficiency laid down at the turn of the twentieth century by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who theorized that a society would grow wealthy to the extent that its members forfeited general knowledge in favour of fostering individual ability in narrowly constricted fields. In an ideal Paretan economy, jobs would be ever more finely subdivided to allow for the accumulation of complex skills, which would then be traded among workers. … But however great the economic advantages of segmenting the elements of an afternoon’s work into a range of forty-year-long careers, there was reason to wonder about the unintended side effects of doing so. In particular, one felt tempted to ask … how meaningful the lives might feel as a result.
    Alain de Botton

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