Con"fis*cate (? ∨ ), a. [L. confiscatus, p.p. of confiscare to confiscate, prop., to lay up in a chest; con- + fiscus basket, purse, treasury. See Fiscal.]

Seized and appropriated by the government to the public use; forfeited.

Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate. Shak.


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Con"fis*cate Confiscating.]

To seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use.

It was judged that he should be banished and his whole estate confiscated and seized. Bacon.


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