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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault.

Usage examples (33)
  • We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
  • The forfeit was the first in Garnett's four-year career.
  • Bhima strove with furious valour, for his forfeit was his life!
  • He knew that the minutest trifle must not escape his attention, or the forfeit might be his life. for more
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