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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that seizes by authority or appropriates by way of penalty.

Usage examples (6)
  • Verb (used with object) : The border guards confiscated our movie cameras
  • A short time before, a chemist from Cork, who had been appointed sub-confiscator, and desired to secure his own position, had heavily cut down the Fitzgerald rents.
  • It seems that daily our government takes on an ever greater role as confiscator of property in the form of taxation to redistribute to its many programs, and we all...
  • Se-ques-tra-tor, one who deprives a man of property, a confiscator for more
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