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Definition of forfeit:

  1. In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.
  2. Injury; wrong; mischief.
  3. Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
  4. Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; - whence the game of forfeits.
  5. To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
  6. To fail to keep an obligation.
  7. To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.

Synonyms:

lost, free, cede, throw in, ritual killing, spare, quit, chuck up the sponge, discontinue, throw overboard, relinquish, forfeiture, kick, deep-six, forgo, get, deliver, waive, kiss good-by to, vacate, lay off, throw in the towel, cease, sacrifice, drop by the wayside, dispense with, forego, give up, release, antedate, renounce, confiscate, forfeited, surrender, stop, part with, predate, precede, abandon, foreswear, allow, drop out, resign, give over, antecede, fall by the wayside.

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