Forfeit For"feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forfeiting}.] [OE. forfeten. See {Forfeit}, n.] To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited. [1913 Webster]

[They] had forfeited their property by their crimes. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Undone and forfeited to cares forever! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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