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Definitions and Synonyms of forfeiture | Another word for forfeiture | What is forfeiture?

Definition 1: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for forfeiture in the sense of this definition

(forfeiture is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 2: a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where forfeiture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

Synonyms for forfeiture in the sense of this definition

(forfeiture is a kind of ...) a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

Definition 3: something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for forfeiture in the sense of this definition

(forfeiture is a kind of ...) something that is lost

"the car was a total loss" "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

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