What is another word for forfeited?

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[ fˈɔːfɪtɪd], [ fˈɔːfɪtɪd], [ f_ˈɔː_f_ɪ_t_ɪ_d]

How to use "Forfeited" in context?

Forfeited means that something has been surrendered or given up without getting what one was hoping for. This can be done through a variety of means, but the most common happens when someone forfeits a hostage by releasing them unharmed. This type of relinquishment usually happens when the hostage is no longer of any use to their captors and by doing so, removes a potential liability. Forfeited goods also happen when someone fails to meet a required conditions and thus their ownership over something changes. In either scenario, the result is that something is no longer under the control of the original owner.

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