Forfeit vs Seizure - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between forfeit and seizure
is that forfeit
is a penalty for or consequence of a misdemeanor while seizure
is the act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
As a verb forfeit
is to suffer the loss of something by wrongdoing or non-compliance.
As an adjective forfeit
is lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A penalty for or consequence of a misdemeanor.
A thing forfeited; that which is taken from somebody in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, breach of contract, etc.
- That he our deadly forfeit should release'' (John Milton, ''On the Morning of Christ's Nativity , 1629)
- He who murders pays the forfeit of his own life.
Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine as part of a game.
- Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal / Remit thy other forfeits .
(obsolete, rare) Injury; wrong; mischief.
* Ld. Berners
- Country dances and forfeits shortened the rest of the day.
- to seek arms upon people and country that never did us any forfeit
To suffer the loss of something by wrongdoing or non-compliance
To lose a contest, game, match, or other form of competition by voluntary withdrawal, by failing to attend or participate, or by violation of the rules
- He forfeited his last chance of an early release from jail by repeatedly attacking another inmate.
To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
To fail to keep an obligation.
- Because only nine players were present, the football team was forced to forfeit the game.
- I will have the heart of him if he forfeit .
* Very rarely, forfeit is used as the past tense form and past participle (i.e., the past tense forms and the present tense form are homographs).
* (lose a contest) capitulate, surrender
* (voluntarily give up) forgo, withgo
(Search and seizure
The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VII
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- As yet there had been no alarm of fever. The three seizures had excited some comment, however, and had it not been for the counter-excitement of the burning ship, it is possible that Pine's precaution would have been thrown away
A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
(obsolete) retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
- Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.