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confiscation Explained

confiscation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


confiscation at French => English Of Explained:


confiscation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In law, the act of seizing property without compensation and submitting it to the public treasury. Illegal items such as narcotics or firearms, or profits from the sale of illegal items, may be confiscated by the police. Additionally, government action (e.g., zoning or rate setting) that reduces the value of property to an owner so as to make it nearly worthless has been held to constitute confiscation. See also eminent domain, search and seizure.

CONFISCATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

or a system can no longer deal with them:
to be at / to reach breaking point * to be stretched to breaking pointadjective
[only before noun] very fast and dangerous:
to drive / travel / do sth at breakneck speednoun
an escape from prison, usually by a group of prisoners:
a mass breakout from a top security prisonnoun
an important development that may lead to an agreement or achievement:
to make / achieve a breakthrough * a significant breakthrough in negotiations * a major breakthrough in cancer researchnoun
a wall built out into the sea to protect the shore or harbour from the force of the wavesnoun
(plural bream) a FRESHWATER or sea fish that is used for foodnoun, verb
part of body
1 [C] either of the two round soft parts at the front of a woman's body that produce milk when she has had a baby:
She put the baby to her breast. * breast cancer * breast milk
2 [C] the similar, smaller part on a man's body, which does not produce milk
3 [C] (literary) the top part of the front of your body, below your neck
She cradled the child against her breast.
4 [C] the part of a piece of clothing that covers your chest:
A row of medals was pinned to the breast of his coat.
of bird
5 [C] the front part of a bird's body:
breast feathers * The robin has a red breast.
6 [C, U] meat from the front part of the body of a bird or an animal:
chicken / turkey breasts * breast of lamb
7 (in adjectives) having the type of chest or breasts mentioned:
a small-breasted / full-breasted woman * bare-breasted * the yellow-breasted male of the species
8 [C] (literary) the part of the body where the feelings and emotions are thought to be:
a troubled breast
IDIOMS see BEAT v., CLEAN adj.
verb [VN] (formal)
1 to reach the top of a hill, etc:
As they breasted the ridge, they saw the valley and lake before them.
2 to push through sth, touching it with your chest:
He strode into the ocean, breasting the waves.noun
a pocket on a shirt, or on the outside or inside of the part of a jacket that covers the chestnoun
the long flat bone in the chest that the seven top pairs of RIBS are connected to
(breastfed, breastfed ) [V, VN] when a woman breastfeeds, she feeds her baby with milk from her breasts.
compare BOTTLE-FEED, NURSE v. (6)noun
a piece of ARMOUR worn by soldiers in the past to protect the upper front part of the bodynoun
[U, sing.] a style of swimming that you do on your front, moving your arms and legs away from your body and then back towards it in a circular movement:
to swim breaststroke * a slow breaststrokenoun
1 [U] the air that you take into your lungs and send out again:
His breath smelt of garlic. * bad breath (= that smells bad) * We had to stop for breath before we got to the top. * She was very short of breath (= had difficulty breathing). * While there is b

Confiscation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Confiscation \Con`fis*ca"tion\, n. [L. confiscatio.]
The act or process of taking property or condemning it to be
taken, as forfeited to the public use.

The confiscations following a subdued rebellion.

confiscation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : seizure by the government [syn: {arrogation}]

confiscation at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


Inter: en-nou » n
  • The act or process of confiscating.


    Inter: trans-top » the act or process of confiscating an item from public use; expropriation
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|استيلاء|m|alt=اِسْتيلاء|tr=istiilaa'
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конфискация|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|konfiskace|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konfisko

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|confiscation|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Konfiszierung|f, Inter: t- » de|Konfiskation|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κατάσχεση|f (katáschesi)
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|confisca|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|confiscation

  • Translation: et » confiscation
    Translation: el » confiscation
    Translation: fr » confiscation
    Translation: gl » confiscation
    Translation: ko » confiscation
    Translation: io » confiscation
    Translation: id » confiscation
    Translation: kk » confiscation
    Translation: hu » confiscation
    Translation: mg » confiscation
    Translation: ml » confiscation
    Translation: my » confiscation
    Translation: ja » confiscation
    Translation: pl » confiscation
    Translation: ru » confiscation
    Translation: fi » confiscation
    Translation: ta » confiscation
    Translation: te » confiscation
    Translation: vi » confiscation
    Translation: zh » confiscation