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Definition to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty

More rarely, forfeit is used as a noun to reference that which was lost or surrendered.
  • We had to forfeit the deposit.
forfeit = to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
  • The team was half an hour late and had to forfeit the game.
  • What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
    Mark 8:36 (NIV)
  • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time
  • The Patriots had to forfeit a first round draft pick because they were caught videotaping the defensive signals of the New York Jets.
  • A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life.
    Proverbs 20:2 (NIV)
  • My father's opinion of me does me the greatest honour, and I should be miserable to forfeit it.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The big game had been forfeited, and everyone in the entire school was miserable.
    Dav Pilkey  --  Captain Underpants (# 1)
  • forfeited = lost due to not being there to play
  • His life is forfeit to me.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • forfeit = lost or surrendered
  • Well, they better start now or else they's gonna forfeit,
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • forfeit = lose the game (as a penalty)
  • Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • forfeit = loses by not paying
  • Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • forfeit = lost (as a penalty)
  • The team decided to forfeit the next two games and to dedicate the rest of the season to Rob and to try to win the title as a tribute to him.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • forfeit = lose or surrender something
  • He had forfeited me over, hadn't he?
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • He knew that his life was almost forfeit.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • You have forfeited your right to a quick death, the giant snarled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • But changing even one of her friends' actions meant that Mrs. Livingston's life might have been forfeited, in place of Yetta's or Jane's.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Go, try your spurs on His Majesty, see how deep they dig when your limbs are in irons and your head is forfeit.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • And can you tell me what I have done to forfeit your love?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • My body was completely vulnerable to Patch, all my strength and freedom forfeited as he took possession of me.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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