forfeit

Forfeit means to lose or give up something, usually as a penalty. If you don’t finish your homework and eat all your broccoli, you'll most likely forfeit your right to watch TV before going to bed.

An adjective, noun, and verb all rolled into one, forfeit came into existence around 1300 meaning “to lose by misconduct.” To forfeit is to lose or give up something as punishment for making an error. A forfeit is what is lost. You've probably heard of forfeiting a game or match — like when you don't show up with enough players or pick one too many fights with the opposing team.

Definitions of forfeit
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v lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

“you've forfeited your right to name your successor”
forfeited property”
Synonyms:
forego, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
Antonyms:
arrogate, claim, lay claim
demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
claim, take
lay claim to; as of an idea
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Types:
lapse
let slip
Type of:
abandon
forsake, leave behind

n something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

Synonyms:
forfeiture
Type of:
loss
something that is lost

n a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something

“the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time”
Synonyms:
forfeiture
Type of:
penalty
a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

n the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

Synonyms:
forfeiture, sacrifice
Type of:
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen

adj surrendered as a penalty

Synonyms:
confiscate, forfeited
lost
not gained or won