GRE Word List

FORFEIT

something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture

The meaning of the word forfeit is something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture.

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