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confiscate
used in The Souls of Black Folk

3 uses
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Definition
to take something regardless of consent — especially by public authority
  • But this poetry done into solemn prose meant either wholesale confiscation of private property in the South, or vast appropriations.
    Chapter 2 (40% in)
  • In Washington the military governor, at the urgent appeal of the superintendent, opened confiscated estates to the cultivation of the fugitives, and there in the shadow of the dome gathered black farm villages.
    Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • If the tenant worked hard and raised a large crop, his rent was raised the next year; if that year the crop failed, his corn was confiscated and his mule sold for debt.
    Chapter 8 (83% in)

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