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confiscation (s) (noun), confiscations (pl)
1. The appropriation or seizure of private property for public use without compensation.
2. The act by which the estate, goods ,or chattels of a person who has been guilty of some crime, or who is a public enemy, is declared to be forfeited for the benefit of the public treasury.
3. The act of seizing property without compensation and submitting it to the public treasury: Illegal items; such as, narcotics, firearms, or profits from the sale of illegal items, are often confiscated by the police.
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