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confiscate
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

2 uses
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Definition
to take something regardless of consent — especially by public authority
  • At other camps, machine guns and barrels of accelerant were brought in, and POWs' dog tags were confiscated in an apparent effort to "not .... leave any traces."
    p. 210.9
  • In choppy English, he said that in the captives' confiscated wallets, the sailors had found the clipping Louie had cut from a Hawaiian newspaper, describing his role in the Wake raid.
    p. 145.6

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