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confiscate
used in Oliver Twist

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to take something regardless of consent — especially by public authority
  • He made no answer: being occupied mentally bewailing the loss of the flute, which had been confiscated for the use of the county: so Nancy passed on to the next cell, and knocked there.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (77% in)

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