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noun as in abandonment


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The agreement also calls for increased discipline for those who violate the guidance, which could include unpaid suspensions or forfeiture of salary for those who are forced to miss time.

Moreover, the forfeiture is reasonable under the circumstances of this case, and the operator waived his inability-to-pay claim.

Nor, the study shows, are civil forfeitures key to cutting off the flow of millions of dollars to major fraudsters and criminal enterprises, as defenders of the practice often claim.

High-profile lawsuits and press attention had prompted some states to reexamine their forfeiture laws.

The forfeiture committee can remove a honor, with the approval of the queen.

From Fortune

Perhaps one of the most egregious examples is the abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws.

Add into the mix laws on forfeiture and seizure of assets, and the brew can, and often does, become toxic.

The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture Sarah Stillman – New Yorker Punishing bad guys and funding cops – sounds like a good idea.

It is pursuing forfeiture of about $10 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported.

In court filings last Monday, Durkee agreed to a forfeiture auction of her home in Long Beach.

It declares a forfeiture, and resumes franchises, once granted, without trial or hearing.

Ralegh, with the certainty of a legal declaration of the forfeiture of the fee, had reluctantly assented to the compromise.

"The doom of forfeiture it would in this case be difficult to enforce," answered De Comines calmly.

His attainder, and that of his family, together with the forfeiture of his lands, was then pronounced.

He has so far succeeded in instigating the Boer nation to acts which involve the forfeiture of their special heirlooms.

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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forfeiture, such as: fine, forfeit, loss, mulct, relinquishment, and giving up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.