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for·fei·ture  (fôrf-chr, -chr)
1. The act of surrendering something as a forfeit.
2. Something that is forfeited; a penalty.

forfeiture  /frftr/  n. [C;U] the act of giving up s.t. because of a failure to perform according to the rules, agreement, etc.: When he failed to repay the loan, the bank repossessed his car as forfeiture. forfeiture

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